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Are theology students prepared for ministry?

Theologian Sarah Coakley became an ordained priest after a successful career in academia and what she experienced during her ministry made her acutely aware of the divide between learning theology... read more >

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Bringing worship to life with the five senses

Fruit-flavored candy to symbolize the fruits of the Spirit; a bag of potato chips handed through the congregation with the admonition “you can only eat one,” to model restraint; trinket... read more >

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Worship ideas and inspiration on YouTube

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, committed to the study and renewal of Christian worship in the Trinitarian tradition, has launched a YouTube channel. “Worship Renewal” contains more than 200 videos... read more >

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Trends in Theological Education — How are Seminaries Faring?

At the same time that the poor economy has hurt endowment funds and dramatically reduced donations to traditional schools of religion, online education is a growing phenomenon, the number of... read more >

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Teaching youth A New Way to pray

Ontario Christian High School in California immersed its students in multicultural and diverse ways of worshipping God. They learned the “you to do God” prayer pattern, which gives God a... read more >

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High Student Debt Overwhelms Religious Workers

It is not rare for seminarians to graduate with as much as $80,000 in combined undergraduate and graduate school debt. The median annual wage of full-time clergy was $44,140 in... read more >

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Professors Slow to Adopt Digital Learning While Online Spiritual Formation Grows

Most professors think that the quality of online education is inferior to face-to-face education, and two-thirds of those surveyed have never published scholarship digitally, according to two 2012 surveys. Meanwhile,... read more >

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Saving Pakistan's Presbyterian Church

Only about 3 percent of Pakistanis are Christians. Yet, Presbyterian Church of Pakistan pastor Eric Sarwar sees opportunity in being a religious minority: “When you are surrounded by such kind... read more >

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God and Gun Control: What role does faith play in the debate?

Does God have a place in the gun control debate? This portal has frequently highlighted resources from our affiliates that address gun issues, however as the debate escalates in response to violence and legislation, we offer the following resources from our affiliates that provide insight into how faith communities can respond to the gun violence, cope with tragedies and promote change.

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The Role of Business in Redemption

How does business contribute to the common good? That is a key question for Jeffrey B. Van Duzer, dean of the business school at Seattle Pacific University. Van Duzer likens... read more >

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Volunteer Shortage Affects Church Food Programs

Joe and Judy Nesbit spent Tuesday afternoon taking stock of hundreds of food items filling the shelves of the Seventh-...

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

"Our [Lilly] family's commitment to restore and expand Duke's library that bears the Lilly name comes from our hearts...

Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the project Wednesday as one of nearly $49 million in grants for...

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