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Supreme Court Rules on Gay Wedding Cake Message

Supreme Court Rules on Gay Wedding Cake Message

The Court took this action in a narrowly defined decision that was based on the egregious religious bigotry that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission demonstrated in the way it conducted its hearings on this matter. The Supreme Court decision limits itself to the narrow question of unequal protection under the law and whether or not religious belief is protected by the First Amendment from overt government hostility in this specific case. It stops far short of affirming the right of individual Americans to refuse services based on their religious beliefs.

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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

 

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].

Call for Paper on Teaching Tactics

Call for Paper on Teaching Tactics

From the Wabash Journal on Teaching" A Special Call for Teaching Tactics – Learning Through Games in the Classroom for a Special Issue of the Journal on Games and Learning.

"We seek one page Teaching Tactics that describe a learning design you’ve developed that involves students playing a game.

In 1 page (400 words):"

State succinctly the context within which you used the strategy including: characteristics of your students, the institution and the course, when in the semester you use this tactic, and how long it takes.

How Worried Should Religious People Be About The State of the World

How Worried Should Religious People Be About The State of the World

CFR President Richard N. Haass discusses top concerns in foreign policy and international relations, and how religious actors can provide solutions to these challenges, at the 2018 CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop, with Juju Chang of ABC News’ Nightline moderating. Watch the video at CFR.org

 

Priest on American Ninja Warrior

Priest on American Ninja Warrior

Fr Stephen Gadberry has always kept in good shape. Being a priest in the diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas hasn’t stopped him. Recently, he competed in American Ninja Warrior with his performance airing May 30 evening. If you haven’t seen it, American Ninja Warrior is an extreme obstacle course that requires a combination of strength, speed, and flexibility.

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Sustainable Design Ideas From Faith & Leadership

"The vibrancy of an institution depends on its sustainability over time. Leaders often equate sustainability with money, and focus on short-term fundraising at the expense of long-term strategy. Designing a sustainable... read more >

Music and Leadership Training On The Way to College

Music and Leadership Training On The Way to College

A Christian program called New City Kids uses tutoring, music, leadership training and spiritual formation to help children in three cities transform their lives. It has been remarkably successful: 100 percent of its graduating seniors have gone to college.

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Translate Your Christian Convictions into Meaningful Social Action

Many struggle to know what it means to be a follower of Jesus in the midst of overwhelming social challenges—from race and gender issues to income inequality and global warming.... read more >

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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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