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What Teens Believe

Today’s American teens have a generally positive attitude toward religion, but the general public has a distorted perception of teenagers and their faith interests. Discover the difference. Read the interview... read more >

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Religion and Teen Self-esteem

High school seniors who attend religious services are significantly more likely to have a positive self-attitude than those who don’t, regardless of how infrequently they attend, and independent of their... read more >

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Understand Your Church Better by Observing It

This comprehensive online guide teaches pastors and lay leaders how to use social science observation techniques to understand church dynamics. The four guides help you explore theology, leadership, group structure,... read more >

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Teenage religiosity: Widely practiced, poorly understood

Teenage Religiosity: Widely Practiced, Poorly Understood Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Prevailing culture often casts teenagers as alienated from religion, if not downright hostile to it. To believe some movie depictions, teenagers are rebellious Pagans-in-the-making, more interested in witchcraft than mission trips. But a four-year national study of youth and religion arrives at a different conclusion.  The study, which included interviews with more than 3,000 U.S. teenagers, finds that a majority of today’s young people see religion as a positive influence on their lives and the lives of their community. Moreover, they have no desire to cast off the faith of their upbringing.

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Finding the Right Seminary

Staci Imes knew she wanted to study at a seminary with a strong commitment to social justice.  She knew she wanted a program focused on training ministers, rather than scholars.  And while she’s committed to her denomination, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), she relishes the idea of studying with people from different traditions. But which seminary was for her?

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Christian education programs vital to congregational health

Some churches are seeing a consumer mentality when it comes to religious education. The trend highlights the importance of preparing Christian educators for the future.

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Raising Children in the Faith

Why do young adults drop out of church life when they graduate from high school? In this interview, conducted by Quentin Schultze for Calvin College’s Inner Compass TV program, Mark... 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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