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Holding A 200 Year Present

Holding A 200 Year Present

"In last week’s On Being show, peacemaker John Paul Lederach tells a story of his mentor Elise Boulding, who often encouraged her students to engage in the following thought experiment:

Recall the oldest person who held you when you were a baby. Note their birth year. (For example, John Paul Lederach’s was his great-grandmother, who was born in the 1850s and lived through the Civil War.)

36 Percent of All American Parishes are Bicultural

36 Percent of All American Parishes are Bicultural

Some 36 percent of all American parishes are now designated as bicultural, according to a 2016 study from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), conducted for the U.S. bishops. That usually means Anglos and Latinos, but sometimes can include a mixture of Africans, Filipinos and Vietnamese, among others.

What would you do if you thought you only had a few months left to live?

What would you do if you thought you only had a few months left to live?

What would you do if you thought you only had a few months left to live? For Mark Zabawa, the answer was easy: chase tornadoes. In “The Last Storm,” the new Op-Doc by director Liam Saint-Pierre, Mark teams up with his young friend Mike to go zigzagging across the Midwest in a boisterous search for tornado sightings, the weather enthusiast’s holy grail.

Warsaw New York Pastor, Barbara Therese Enjoys Sabbatical with Lilly Endowment

Warsaw New York Pastor, Barbara Therese Enjoys Sabbatical with Lilly Endowment

For more than half a decade, Rev. Dr. Barbara Therese, pastor of the United Church of Warsaw, New York (not Poland) has brought uplifting stories of hope and unending love to local parishioners, offering up her encouragement and support and serving, when needed, as a shoulder to cry on.

Today, she leaves that all behind — though, certainly, just for a little while thanks to a Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program grant. [Read More].

Serving its Community Transformed a Dwindling Church

Serving its Community Transformed a Dwindling Church

"Trinity’s building is surrounded by the bleaker symbols of urban life, including graffiti-covered billboards, a homeless shelter and used needles in the grass outside the sanctuary door. Hilltop, as this district of Tacoma is known, has a record of serious gang activity, including homicides and a high crime rate.

It is also the place where Trinity is thriving." [Read More]. 

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Latest Syllabi From Wabash Center

Latest Syllabi from Wabash Center. Religion and Anthropology Religious Sects and Cults Methodological and conceptual issues that arise in studying New Religious Movements (NRMs).   Bible Bible and Western Culture Key examples of biblical traditions and critical... read more >

Tips On Preaching Effectively

Tips On Preaching Effectively

"What they all share is that they are captivating speakers whose eloquence points toward God, not their own egos, says Shawn Boyd, who works at the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Baylor. Boyd helped form the criteria that 179 scholars referred to while sorting through 1,000 nominees to select the final 12.

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Denominational Leadership program

People of all denominations who are transitioning into executive-level positions within denominational governing bodies or who have been in their role fewer than three years are welcome to apply for... read more >

On Being Studio launches new podcast

On Being Studio launches new podcast

The On Being studios has launched a new podcast, "Being Wise." The show, hosted by Krista Tippett, is described as an "inquirty into the mystery and art of living." Subscribe on iTunes.

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On Branding Your Church

The notion that churches need to brand themselves the same way a soft drink or shoe is branded has been encouraged recently by research showing that brand identification can provide... read more >

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Liturgical Meditations from Fuller Studios

 The liturgical calendar spans the life of Christ in a single year—from anticipation (Advent), to hope (Christmas...

The Spiritual Practice of Humor

We live in a time of tension and conflict, arguing and fighting for what we believe is true. Many of us are attracted...

Volunteer and Live Longer Religious Lives

Ohio State researchers in June pored over hundreds of obituaries from across the country. They found that people with...

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