Elisabeth Huls, now a high school senior, is a multi-sport and award-winning athlete, a student leader, a community volunteer and now the 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. The Lilly Scholar receives full tuition to the Indiana college or university of his or her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for books and equipment. [Read more].
It may seem strange for a 2,000-year-old institution that prides itself on its adherence to tradition, but in 2017 it’s essential for the Pope to be active on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and WhatsApp. In an era of declining attendance at many churches, the Vatican can’t afford to ignore social media—it’s where the Pope’s flock meets and hangs out. [Read more]
Bible Study and Sermons, Resources From Union Presbyterian Seminary
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Lunch and Presentation Featuring Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb
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Dr. Raheb's Presentation 12:30-1:30
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Dealing with Crisis. Leadership and Change: Riding in the Right Direction
How do you identify and deal with a crisis? Will fundraising save a seminary?
Join presenters David McAllister-Wilson, president of Wesley Theological Seminary, and G. Douglass Lewis, president emeritus, as they answer these questions and share the valuable lessons they’ve learned in 35 years of leadership. Things are different now than they used to be, but lessons from the past are still crucial.
One thing I’ve learned is that sociologist Peter Berger is right. The reasons for both embracing and rejecting religious faith are never merely intellectual and rational. Of course, the intellectual and rational play a role, but the reasons for all moves or paradigm shifts are also partly emotional and partly relational—dependent on positive and negative experiences with believers and non-believers. It is a great mistake to think that deep religious belief can’t be highly rational, or to think that non-belief can’t be largely a matter of feeling and experience rather than reason.
Stephen Prothero in a Politico article highlighted by Faith & Leadership compared the descrimination Muslims, Catholics, and Mormons have expeirneced in the United States saying, "In attacking Catholics and Mormons, the ancestors of Gorka and Flynn and other anti-Muslim culture warriors claimed that these growing religious groups were un-Christian, immoral, and un-American. In short, they were theological imposters, amoral villains, and traitors to the nation – labels hate groups now widely apply to Muslims.