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Essential Elements in Assessing Institutional Presidents

An effective and fair assessment of an institution’s president begins with clarity about the personal characteristics the board was looking for when it sought the current president, and the description... read more >

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Expert advice on being an effective board chair

Knowledge of and experience in governing, an effective professional relationship with the school’s president, and the ability to practice oversight in governance are key skills of an effective board chair,... read more >

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A Hands-On Approach to Medicine and Ministry

David Hirsh noticed that third-year medical students tended to lose empathy for patients during their intensive rotations among many disciplines. To counter the trend, he helped Harvard Medical School develop... read more >

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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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Sunni and Shi'a: What's the Difference?

We hear the terms daily in newscasts but do we really understand the difference between the Sunni and Shi'a branches of Islam? How can we understand the people if we... read more >

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Ancient Future Worship: The Legacy of Robert E. Webber

Christians often freeze-frame an epoch and make it the standard by which all faith expressions across time and space are judged. By contrast, Robert E. Webber invited, challenged and cajoled... 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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The work and life of Pope Benedict XVI

A theologian and scholar by training, former Pope Benedict XVI has long been a writer of best-sellers, speeches and homilies that may turn out to be as important to interpreting... read more >

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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz Discusses Life and the Study of Torah

Studying the Torah is one of the duties of adult Jewish males. For Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, studying Torah is a way to learn where the “lions” lie in wait and... read more >

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A Piano for Christmas

It’s never too early for a great Christmas ad. This is from the folks at John Lewis in Great Britain, who every year...

Can Religion Unite America?

    Calling out racism in American churches, David Gushee, the outgoing president of the American Academy of...

Are American's Religious Communities Unique?

Two-thirds of U.S. Christians pray daily, compared with a median of just 18 percent of Christians across 15 countries...

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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010

 

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