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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.

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How Change Happens, In Generational Time

How Change Happens, In Generational Time

“Our discomfort and our grappling is not a sign of failure. It’s a sign that we’re living at the edge of our imaginations.” –America Ferrera

Listen to On Being with America Ferrera and John Paul Lederach

America Ferrara On Being Audio Video Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation Grants

ARDA Longitudinal Religious Congregations and Membership File, 1980-2010 with Estimates for Missing Data

ARDA Longitudinal Religious Congregations and Membership File, 1980-2010 with Estimates for Missing Data

"This dataset is a longitudinal version of the Churches and Church Membership in the United States studies from 1980 and 1990, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Studies from 2000 and 2010. It contains the adherent and congregation counts of 302 religious groups that participated in at least one of the 1980-2010 data collections. 

Do you need time to reflect and gain perspective on your ministry?

Do you need time to reflect and gain perspective on your ministry?

The Reflective Leadership Grant program offers lay and ordained Christian leaders up to $15,000 to step away from their current work to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps. [More details]

Reflective Leadership Grants offer Christian leaders Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation Grants

Being ‘Spiritual’ Is Never Enough

Being ‘Spiritual’ Is Never Enough

"I was keenly aware that I didn’t have any of it. In and of myself, I had nothing adequate for what was facing us at the time. I had only the faithfulness of Jesus Christ."

Reimagining the Role of the Preacher as Teacher for Today

Reimagining the Role of the Preacher as Teacher for Today

Dates & Time: 
Jun 16, 2018

June 16, 2018: Dr. Richard Voelz to keynote event for UPSem Alumni at 2018 United Methodist Conference, Hampton, VA [Details].

Dr. Richard Voelz will serve as the keynote speaker at a luncheon event for Union Presbyterian Seminary alumni attending the 2018 Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church in Virginia.  The conference will be held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia.

Location: 
Hampton Roads Convention Center 1610 Coliseum Drive Hampton, Virginia 23666 United States (757) 315-1610 804-278-4245

Is There Room at the Table?

Is There Room at the Table?

“How can we be a place of support and encouragement? How can we incorporate the gifts and wisdom of the special needs community into our churches? How can your church welcome families, children, teens, and adults with special needs?” - Fuller Arizona reflected on these questions at “Is There Room at the Table?” a conference on theology, ministry, and disability

Navigate the Space Between Health and Trauma from Fuller Voices

Navigate the Space Between Health and Trauma from Fuller Voices

"Whether facing physical limitations on a 500-mile pilgrimage or navigating the traumas of patrolling a city block, how can we cultivate health and resilience? And what could that mean theologically? The following voices explore the intersection of health and theology from vastly different perspectives—and share their hard-won insights along the way." [Watch Now].

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25 Favorite Hymns of Progressive Christians from Chuck McKnight and Patheos

"I recently asked, “What Hymns Still Work for You as a Progressive Christian?” And the response was amazing! Y’all came out of the woodwork to let me know what hymns you love. (And on the whole, it seems we progressive Christians do still love our hymns!) Since I received so much feedback (roughly 750 nominations that I counted), I figured I should tally them up and share the most popular examples, with a bit of brief commentary on each." Read More

 

Here is the list of the 26 top hymns among Progressive Christians with resources, sermon helps and historical information from Hymnary.org

 

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Conservative Commencement Address 

"Harvard professor Danielle Allen's commence address at Pomona College was among the best at this year's graduations,...

A Sea of iPhones in Churches - Is It A Good Thing?

Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry delivered at the royal wedding a few weeks ago drew notice around the world for its...

All Over The World Young People Tend To Be Less Religious

"Recent surveys have found that younger adults are far less likely than older generations to identify with a...

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Wed, Jun 20, 2018 - 12:30 pm
The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship invites you to Calvin College for a day of exploration and worship designed to encourage and...

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