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It’s a scary and complex time in media, particularly with media pundits proclaiming doom on a daily basis. Yet somehow, the most unlikely of players has built a media business that’s working, using a clever combination of subscriptions and advertising set on a foundation of grants obtained through its nonprofit status.

In moving traditional churches to embrace new forms of worship, experts say start small and be sure to communicate.

While more evangelical students enter seminary with only parachurch experience, some leave with denominational credentials.

Appreciation for music’s vital role in ministry is the impetus behind Choir Anniversary, a tradition in many black churches. The African American Lectionary provides resources for congregations planning the celebration.

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Clergy Renewal Programs Applications Now Available

Applications for the 2015 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs are now available. Deadline is April 15 and decisions...

Debbie Gin Joins ATS Staff

Debbie Gin joined the staff of the Association of Theological Schools in August 2014 to engage new initiatives in...

Henry Luce Faculty Fellowships To Continue Through 2017

The Henry Luce Foundation made a major grant in Summer 2014 to continue support for the Henry Luce III Fellows in...

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