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Ministers Without Master’s Degrees a Growing Trend

Until 1997, the PC(USA) had always mandated post-baccalaureate education for clergy, but the denomination found itself having to adapt to changing conditions. So, in 1997 church leaders created the “commissioned... read more >

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Strategies to Improve Hispanic/Latino Church Leadership

Today, 17 percent of the U.S. population is Hispanic and more than 2 million Hispanic/Latino students are enrolled in U.S. colleges. To serve the religious needs of the Hispanic population,... read more >

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More Schools Offer Online Seminary Education

When Church of God-affiliated Anderson School of Theology, located in Indiana, explored the possibility of starting a campus in Florida, it conducted a survey of prospective students and discovered that... read more >

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Lilly Endowment Recipients Combine Forces in New Affiliation

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, the Indianapolis Center for Congregations and Christian Theological Seminary recently announced a new affiliation. This relationship will benefit the constituents of all three institutions, who will... read more >

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What is the Evangelical Lutheran Church?

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... read more >

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Re-examination and Renaissance: Lilly-sponsored Studies at the Turn of the Century

Paul J. Dovre, past president of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, explores key markers or characteristics of 20th century religious higher education, the challenge of contemporary academic heterodoxy as well... read more >

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Theological Education via Plato's Allegory of the Cave

In the books and articles on the aims and purposes of theological education, William Carl, president of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, finds administrators, professors, trustees, pastors and educational specialists all feeling... read more >

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Reflections on Mainline Church Leadership

Reflecting on the literature concerning American mainline denominations and his personal experience as a prominent leader in one of those communions, Richard Hamm, the former general minister and president of... read more >

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American Denominational Studies: A Critical Assessment

In sketching a broad overview of the extensive literature funded by the Lilly Endowment on mainstream Protestantism, Jim Lewis, executive director of the Louisville Institute, situates it in its time... read more >

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