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Congregational Life in the Developing World

One hundred years ago, 80 percent of Christians were either Europeans or North Americans. Today, they make up only 40 percent, with the remaining 60 percent coming from Asia, Africa and Latin America. These groups tend to be heavily Pentecostal, independent, non-denominational, and very poor. Researcher Donald Miller has studied many of these communities and writes his observations in Emergent Patterns of Congregational Life and Leadership in the Developing World: Personal Reflections from a Research Odyssey. Miller also offers suggestions for ways to create respectfully appropriate lessons from indigenous Third World Christian leaders to improve First World seminary programs and church leadership. A related summary of Miller's work is also available.

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Inspiration from the Liturgical Letter for 26th Sunday after Pentecost

Confidence in Our Creator"Lord, we take refuge in you (Psalm 16), for you listen to our despair (1 Samuel 1:4-20) and...

Practicing Gratitude

My wife and I recently relocated, which led us to visit a half-dozen churches in the past two months. Each seemed to...

2019 BAA Trailblazer of the Year named by Union Presbyterian Seminary

The Black Alumni Association (BAA) of Union Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to announce and to recognize the Rev. Dr....

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