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Racial Diversity Increasing In U.S. Congregations African American  Caucasian Hands Joining Lilly Foundation Funding Insights Into Religion News

Martin Luther King’s once said 11 a.m. Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America.

 

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Nevell Owens remembers when he first felt called to pursue a doctorate in theology. He was working as a criminal prosecutor when he looked into the eyes of a 13-year-old boy accused of murder. He saw that they were empty, and he wanted to know: Where was God in the life of this boy?

“I knew the boy’s mother was active in church,” Owens says. “I wanted to know, why isn’t the minister here? Why aren’t members of the church here?”

Ten Essential Skills The Next Generation Of Religious Leaders Will Need Man in a Library Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights Into Religion News

Some skills are time-tested, such as listening and collaborating, but tomorrow’s religious leaders will also need to be entrepreneurial and communicate in new ways.

Teaching Christian Practical Wisdom Christians coming together in practical ways Lilly Foundation Insights Into Religion

Physical actions mattered.

Nondenominational Students More Prevalent In Seminaries Woman Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

While more evangelical students enter seminary with only parachurch experience, some leave with denominational credentials.

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Scenes From Holy Week

This week, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus Christ—his...

Encouraging Youth To Engage and Study Theology

Getting high school students interested in theology sounds like a pretty tall order. In the age of “nones” and “...

Duke Expands Research on America's Religious Congregations

Duke receives $1.5 million grant to study America's evolving congregations. Research from Lilly Endowment grant...

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This is the 20th anniversary of the Lives of Committment at Auburn Seminary.

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