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Cultures of Call Grant for Congregations

The Forum for Theological Exploration, through its Calling Congregations initiative, seeks to build an ecumenical community of vocation care practice in congregations, designed to renew the church and call the... read more >

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Callings: Twenty Centuries of Christian Wisdom on Vocation

From Sunday School curriculum to book clubs to ordination committees, this congregation-oriented study guide is a wonderful resource for individuals who are seeking inspiration for living Christian lives, as well... read more >

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Parents’ Major Role in the Religious Lives of Young Adults

Children of parents who believe that religion is very important, and who display their commitment by attending services, are most likely to transmit religiosity to their children. As they mature,... read more >

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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

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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Syllabi for Courses in 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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What Brings You Happiness?

At Harvard Business Review, why the pursuit of money isn't bringing you joy -- and what will. [Read more]. "If there...

Communion Wafers: The Fine Art of Faith and Breadmaking

"The Order of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, or simply Carmelites, is a Roman Catholic...

Indiana Media Expands with Lily Foundation Help

WFYI Public Media and the eight other Indiana Public Broadcasting stations that make up IPB News will soon be hiring...

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