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The Intelligence in All Kinds of Life

The Intelligence in All Kinds of Life

“The Intelligence in All Kinds of Life” an interview at On Being with Robin Wall Kimmerer

The problem with calling another living being “it.” Photosynthesis envy. The renewal of the world for the privilege of breath. Mosses as a celebration of the power of smallness. The science of why goldenrod and asters look so beautiful together.  [Listen now].

Massanetta Springs Bible Conference

Massanetta Springs Bible Conference

Dr. Voelz to serve as preacher and forum leader at Massanetta Springs Bible Conference  This summer, Dr. Richard Voelz will serve as a preacher and forum leader at the Massanetta Springs Bible Conference in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.  The Conference runs July 23-24, 2018.  Dr. Voelz is Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond. [Register or for more details].

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Applications

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Applications

Online applications are available for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, administered by the Heritage Fund — The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County and Independent Colleges of Indiana.

Lilly Scholarships provide full-ride scholarships for tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis that leads to a baccalaureate degree at any accredited Indiana public or private college or university.

Wind Farm Noise Reduction Grant from Lilly Foundation

Wind Farm Noise Reduction Grant from Lilly Foundation

Commissioner Frey also encouraged people to participate in a survey for Wabash Heartland Innovation Network that has been awarded $39 million by the Lilly Foundation. The fund will be used on projects that increase education, vitality, and connectivity. One of the projects is to lessen noise from a Montgomery County wind farm. [Read more].

Church Goers There For The Theology

Church Goers There For The Theology

Most churchgoers will put up with a change in music style or a different preacher, according to a LifeWay Research study released today (June 26). But don't mess with a church's beliefs or there may be an exodus.

The study of Protestant churchgoers found most are committed to staying at their church over the long haul. But more than half say they would strongly consider leaving if the church's beliefs changed, according to the study. [Read more].

Music Happens Between the Notes- On Being with Yo-Yo Ma

Music Happens Between the Notes- On Being with Yo-Yo Ma

The great cellist shares his philosophy of living. Turning fear into joy. Performance as hospitality and communal witnessing. Beauty as a transfer of life. Sound as visual. How music makes us better. And being a firm believer in accidental meetings. [Listen to Yo Yo Ma on On Being].

Worshiping Outside in the Wild Church Network

Worshiping Outside in the Wild Church Network

Fourteen informal churches — Episcopal, Catholic, Lutheran and non-denominational – are part of the Wild Church Network:

Lilly Endowment Funding Growth in 2017 - 2018

Lilly Endowment Funding Growth in 2017 - 2018

After a tough 2016 in which its assets shrank by nearly 13 percent, the Lilly Endowment bounced back in 2017.

According to its latest annual report, the Indianapolis-based philanthropic giant saw its assets rise from $10.3 billion on Dec. 31, 2016, to $11.7 billion on Dec. 31, 2017—an increase of 13.6 percent.

The gain largely can be attributed to the rise in the stock price of Eli Lilly and Co., whose shares make up the vast majority of the endowment’s assets. Lilly’s share price rose about 13.2 percent in 2017.

Leading Change Requires Understanding a Community's System

Leading Change Requires Understanding a Community's System

A church isn't a blank slate -- and neither is a pastor. Leading change requires understanding a community's system for relating and behaving -- and understanding your own family system, too.

"The nature of such systems and how we function within them is the interest of “family systems theory.” This theory was first developed by Murray Bowen and later applied to congregational settings by Edwin Friedman, Lawrence Matthews and many others.

Churches Built in Post-Colonial India

Churches Built in Post-Colonial India

After independence, many in the newborn nation of India were determined to find a unique architectural language and break away from the styles of the colonizers. The Church of Malabar Syrian Catholics in Kerala built its churches to reflect this desire. “It seems to me that the Syro-Malabar Church wanted to find a new identity by employing an architectural style that was no longer neo-baroque or classical, as in colonial times,” said German photographers Stefanie Zoche and Sabine Haubitz.

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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

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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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