Tuesday, April 18, 2017

You have to listen to the community


How does a seminary professor keep learning once he has left the parish? L. Roger Owens found a teacher in the Rev. Patrice L. Fowler-Searcy, who has worked to revitalize the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh.


A pastor who has served church and community for more than 20 years in Pittsburgh's East Liberty neighborhood shares what she has learned about sustaining a ministry of community development.

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Social enterprises might be a risky and unusual form of ministry, but a youth pastor argues that they can bring new life to the church.

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The UNC Tar Heels wanted to redeem their devastating 2016 NCAA men's basketball championship loss. In winning this year, they accomplished their goal, but they did not change history, writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

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The director of 'Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry' says her film is an effort to transport viewers to the world of the Kentucky poet and farmer -- his place -- what he sees, and what he cares about.

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Guns and gun violence may not be addressed in Scripture, but human dignity, the sanctity of life and other matters that speak to the issue and resonate with Christians' core beliefs are, says the Union Theological Seminary homiletics professor.

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Struggling congregations tend to chase after popular strategies rather than do what Jesus commanded -- make disciples, says the United Methodist pastor of a replanted church in Dallas.

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The Association of Religion Data Archives provides a religious profile for every county, state and urban area in the nation, charts the heritage of each denomination, and provides easy access to nearly 1,000 surveys.

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