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Formation of the Young: What the Experts are Saying

Researcher Karen Marie Yust spent hours reading some of the best and most detailed studies about children, youth and Christian formation that have emerged in the last decade or more.... read more >

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The "Calling Congregation" encourages promising future clergy

Until the 1960s, denominations often encouraged congregations to help identify promising future clergy from among their youth. With the abolition of national offices of vocation, the American Church turned away... read more >

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Building Hope Among African-American Youth

Through a three-week residential summer event designed by Dr. Anne Streaty Wimberly, African-American teenagers are immersed in a program designed to help them better connect with their Christian identities. Participants... read more >

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Building Interfaith Bonds

Building Interfaith Bonds Women Hijab Islam Muslim Christian Jewish Buddhism Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

New seminary-based programs challenge Jews, Christians and Muslims to go beyond polite interfaith conversations to deal with prejudices and fears.

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The Seven Deadly Sins and Spiritual Formation

In a 24-minute audio interview, author Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung discusses the origin of the notion of the seven deadly sins in the desert monastic communities, and its development in the... read more >

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I Eat Christ

“The yeses of resurrection and communion are about cultivating openness, imagination and gratitude for the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, without a predisposition to doing what always... read more >

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Vocational Discernment

Colleges and universities have explored a variety of means by which to introduce undergraduates to the notion of vocation and the living of called lives. The Programs for the Theological... read more >

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Callings: 20 Centuries of Christian Wisdom on Vocation

This study guide leads participants through the book’s stories of ancient and modern men and women called to Christian vocations. Each of 12 unit guides contains highlights, terms, discussion questions,... read more >

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Exploration of Vocation – Video

The Lilly Foundation funded six college programs to initiate students into an exploration of their calling. These video reflections on the initiative include the perspectives of students from two Catholic... read more >

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Lauren Sharstein Reflects on the Forum for Theological Exploration

The church should be a place where people are profoundly accepted and profoundly challenged, according to Lauren Sharstein. We are called to live as servants, she says, and if we... read more >

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