Toward Transformative Continuing Education

How many times have you come home from continuing education events, laid your folders and notes on your desk, become consumed in the demands of everyday ministry, and—six months later—found those notes and thought, “Oh, I remember that event. What…

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CENTERview: How Do Congregations Learn?

by Tim Shapiro Two congregations in Indiana are from the same protestant denomination. They are located in similar neighborhoods.  One congregation has increased their mission giving by ten percent this year, supports a group of 20-somethings who meet weekly for prayer…

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The Case for Multifaith Education

As a rabbi who directs a multifaith center in a Christian seminary, I often get asked about multifaith education. People ask me, “What curriculum should I use?” or “How can we teach our students about other religions?” Even more often…

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God Beyond Borders: Interfaith Education and Congregations

One Friday during Lent, Greg Foraker, director of adult formation ministries at St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church in Tucson, Arizona, entered the Islamic Center, the city’s largest mosque, to participate in worship with its 500 members. To the…

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Views from Seminary: Why Theological Education Needs Young Pastors

One of the greatest challenges facing religious institutions today is solving the looming clergy shortage. This means finding ways to attract—and keep—theological students who will make a lasting commitment to serve their denomination. As educators and institutions continue in their…

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