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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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How to Foster Human and Spiritual Formation in Distance Learning

Schools of theology are concerned with the human and spiritual formation of their seminarians as a necessary preparation of clergy who can “assist the laity in naming their experiences of... read more >

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How to Avoid New Clergy Burnout

New clergy usually start out with a passion for preaching and leading congregations. Over time, unfortunately, the passion too often subsides and the “want to” becomes a “have to,” according... read more >

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The Life-Changing Power of Forgiveness

In 2008, Canadian freelance reporter Amanda Lindhout went to Somalia, where a band of teenagers kidnapped her and her group and demanded $3 million in ransom. During her 462-day captivity,... read more >

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A Joyful Calling: Mentoring Young Adults for the Ministry

Recognizing that no one is called to ministry without first being called by God, Peter A. Luckey, of Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence, Kansas, proposes practical means by which congregations... read more >

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Brick by Brick, Sunday by Sunday: Creating God, Creating Still

Talitha Arnold, of the United Church of Santa Fe, New Mexico, considers the lessons that the church might well learn from Renaissance artists who persistently embraced creativity as a calling akin to that of the Creator, despite the risk of failure and the inevitable imperfection of the works of human hands.

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Youth Ministry and Spirituality Project: A Revitalized Approach Meets Youth Needs

In an era when most programs and products geared for young people are loud or fast or both, an approach to meeting the needs of youth that is quiet and deliberately contemplative may seem counterintuitive.

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Helping Young People Examine the Relationship Between Faith and Vocation

Since the beginning of the Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation (PTEV) in 2000, Lilly Endowment has awarded a number of North American church-related colleges and universities with grants to implement programs.

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Remaining Faithful to Calvin: Congregations Reach Out to College/University Students

Michael Miller and his Center for the Church and Higher Education seek to create vibrant campus ministries that are congregation-based.

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Why Theology?: A Catholic Reflection on Twenty Years of Literature on Theological Education

William Cahoy provides a succinct overview of the literature generated by Lilly-sponsored conversations about the nature of theological education. Then recognizing that the majority of this dialogue has assumed a... read more >

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Lazy Brains and How Negativity Gets in the Way

Hansen too calls negative reflexes "cognitively lazy". It's much easier to say something is wrong than to think about...

Do You Have An Opinion? Pitch Your Documentary to the New York Times

Do you have an opinion and a way to make a documentary film about it? Pitch you short documentary film to the New York...

The Psychology of Self-Righteousness with Jonathan Haidt On Being

“When it comes to moral judgments, we think we are scientists discovering the truth, but actually we are lawyers...

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