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Lilly Post-Graduate Fellowship Program

The Lilly Fellows Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship Program offers a 2-year post-graduate teaching fellowship program for new scholar-teachers who are interested in the relationship between Christianity and the academic vocation. Candidates... read more >

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Helping College Students Discern their Calling

With so many options for employment today, and so much pressure to earn status and income, it can be difficult for students to discern a religious calling and for churches... read more >

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On Church-Related Higher Education

In an effort to help new faculty acclimate to the role of teaching at a church-related college, Stephen Haynes started the Rhodes Consultation with assistance from the Lilly Endowment. Selected... read more >

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On the Vocation of Theological Educators

Doctoral studies, the gateway to teaching in seminaries and religion departments, often separate doctoral students from the vocational aspect of teaching ministry students. In response, Stephanie Paulsell and others have... read more >

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Loving Our Neighbors Means Embracing Even the Bad Ones

Boundaries are essential for marking identities; however, there must be gates in those boundaries so they can open and close in hospitable ways. Failure to structure gates into boundaries leads... read more >

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Leading Lives That Matter

A vocational calling is not something to be "figured out." Instead, say Dorothy Bass and Mark Schwehn, it is discovered in the midst of living and doing. In a discussion,... read more >

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Developing Religious Conversation among Faculty

Respectful faculty-level conversations about differences in religious perception are important. If faculty learn to engage in respectful conversation about religion, each will be better prepared to discuss religion and religious... read more >

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On Diversity and the Institutional Landscape of Theological Education

The diversity in the contemporary seminary student population complicates pedagogical and institutional identity issues, raises questions about how Christian spiritual formation is fostered, and challenges seminaries to refine how they... read more >

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On Teaching and Learning in the Seminary

Contemporary seminaries face diversity, formation, institutional identity, and assessment issues that were not present prior to the 1960s. In the face of these challenges, seminaries can productively claim a sense... read more >

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Transitioning the Newly Ordained into Ministry

Vocational disillusionment plagues new pastors because the transition into ministry causes clergy idealism to run up against the reality of human congregations. To help pastors, judicatories need to use non... read more >

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Looking for Online Resources?

The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right...

Is Pence Right About The Growth of Religion in the US?

"Religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day." —...

Apply for a Thriving in Ministry Grant

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced a new grant program to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus...

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The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is a professional association providing support of theological and religious studies libraries and librarians. ATLA produces a prestigious line of electronic resources to support the scholarly study of religion and theology. Learn more.

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