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What Do Congressional Chaplains Do?

What Do Congressional Chaplains Do?

"The American tradition of legislative prayer dates to 1774, when Jacob Duché, the rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, was recruited to offer prayers before the First Continental Congress.

After the Constitution was ratified, the U.S. Senate selected an Episcopal bishop from New York, Samuel Proovost, as its chaplain in April 1789.

Introverts, Extroverts and Church Attendance

Introverts, Extroverts and Church Attendance

"Contrary to popular belief, an introvert is not necessarily shy (though some are). The introvert/extrovert dynamic has less to do with the ability to engage, and more to do with how we are wired, and where we most draw our energy. Extroverts are energized by conversation and external stimulation. Introverts, though they might enjoy a lively conversation at times, are often drained by external stimuli. They draw their strength and energy from a more internal place, and after a few hours at a party or too much people-ing, they need to stare at the wall for a few hours to recover."

Strategic leadership: How to develop a mission-driven strategic plan

Strategic leadership: How to develop a mission-driven strategic plan

Dates & Time: 
May 15, 2018

Are you currently undergoing strategic planning at your institution? Wondering if you need a strategic plan? Join presenter Carol Marturano-Becker, president of IMPACT Learning Inc., as she shares how to make strategic planning functional and practical for your institution. Questions that will be addressed include:

Location: 
Online

Strategic Planning Resources from InTrust

Strategic Planning Resources from InTrust

Institutions, like individuals, have vocations. What is God calling us to do in the time and place we find ourselves? This builds on honest assessment of what we have been, what we have shown we are good at, and even what gives us joy. It also identifies current needs in the church and the world that we can address, recognizing that changing circumstances may call for different ways of living out our identity.

Wise Stewards Initiative Seminar

Wise Stewards Initiative Seminar

A three-year initiative to help theological schools improve and employ their governance systems to effect significant change, rather than preserve the status quo.

Who can participate: Teams from accredited theological schools, whether freestanding seminaries or divinity schools that are embedded in colleges or universities. Up to 10 institutions per year will be invited to participate.

What’s the cost: Thanks to significant support from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, there’s no cost to participating schools.

Lives of Commitment 2018 Awards Ceremony

Lives of Commitment 2018 Awards Ceremony

For 200 years, Auburn has strengthened courageous leaders to catalyze social change. Join Auburn as we honor the bold and resilient women leaders dedicating their lives to advance justice in our time. [See photos from the Lives of Commitment 2018 Awards at Auburn]

Are Baby Boomers Returning to Religion?

Are Baby Boomers Returning to Religion?

"Are baby boomers, part of the first generation to lead the contemporary exodus from organized religion, returning to their religious roots? The ninth wave of a multigenerational study that began in 1971 finds a little more than one in five boomers became more religious in the transition from their 50s to their 60s. Older boomers cited several reasons, from seeking solace in life after the death of a spouse to finding other sources of meaning after the loss of a job to a desire to pass on religious beliefs to their grandchildren.

Teaching Dante - A Call For Proposals

Teaching Dante - A Call For Proposals

Samford University, part of the Lilly Network, has issued a Call for Proposals for its upcoming conference on "Teaching Dante." This is the third conference in their "Teaching the Christian Intellectual Tradition" series of events, which began with the support of a grant from the Lilly Fellows Program. Official website: Teaching Dante.

Healing For Veterans

Healing For Veterans

"The veterans, including men who had seen combat in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, had come to the suburban Austin sanctuary that August night seeking reconciliation and healing.

The priest, a slim 41-year-old former U.S. Army chaplain, invited them to write down and offer up to God any transgressions they may have committed while in the military that now plagues their consciences.

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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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