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The Association of Religion Data Archives offers an online dictionary of religious terms. ARDA stores nearly 500 data sets from national and international surveys of people and their religious practices and convictions. Definitions in ARDA's dictionary include embedded links to archived studies and other resources housed on the ARDA website, when additional information is available.

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The Association of Religion Data Archives offers an online dictionary of religious terms. ARDA stores nearly 500 data sets from national and international surveys of people and their religious practices and convictions. Definitions in ARDA's dictionary include embedded links to archived studies and other resources housed on the ARDA website, when additional information is available.

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Andrea Leininger, of Bethel United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, recognized that fear is the great enemy of faith until appreciated as an invitation from God to move beyond the distraction of fearing rejection, failure, change or death. So she employed a renewal blog during her sabbatical, made possible by a Lilly Clergy Renewal Grant, to maintain contact with her congregation and enliven planned experiences in this congregation to parallel her journey.

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Amy McCreath, an Episcopal chaplain at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, considers the historic and present needs and challenges for Christian mentoring especially with what she calls the present "open source" generation in a post-modern society of increasing complexity. She also discusses the unique requirements of mentoring to the three particularly critical seasons of life, college/young adulthood, early professional life, and early retirement. Her work was made possible through a Louisville Institute clergy sabbatical program.

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America was formed in 1988, when the Lutheran Church in America, The Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches and the American Lutheran Church merged. Combined, the three branches have more than 10,000 churches with an average of 439 members per congregation, for a total membership of more than 4,500,000 (in 2014).

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As online technology becomes increasingly ubiquitous, institutions of secondary education are experimenting with ways to deliver quality education online and at a distance. Some schools, such as MIT, have posted many of their academic curriculums online where anyone can access them free of charge. Seen in that context, it becomes evident that schools of theology need to adapt to new ways of providing theological education; among other benefits, classes that are available 24/7 can reach new audiences at a time when seminaries are facing declining enrollment.

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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010

 

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