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Mark Driscoll Resigns from Mars Hill Church
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 2:14pm | Type: Blog

Mark Driscoll, the larger-than-life megachurch pastor who had been accused of plagiarism, bullying and an unhealthy ego, resigned from his Seattle church Oct. 15, according to a document obtained by Religion N ...

Low Wages, Student Debt, and 'The Call:' Financing Seminary Education
Originally Posted: 07/28/2014 - 2:07pm | Type: Blog

The average Master of Divinity student (the degree for pastoral training) graduates with tens of thousands of dollars in student loans — sometimes entering into the six-digit category. According to the U.S. de ...

Religion, Scripture, and the Value of Women
Originally Posted: 01/14/2014 - 9:56am | Type: Blog

One of the most eye-catching article headlines for me in reading the report was “ Are Women Devalued by Religions?” In the article, sister Joan Chittister remarks on how our assumptions about religion influenc ...

Challenge and Disruption
Originally Posted: 10/15/2013 - 2:19pm | Type: Blog

After nearly 50 years of relentless decline in mainline churches, business as usual is a sinking ship. The way forward lies in fresh ideas, turnaround strategies, entrepreneurial enthusiasm for risk, and learn ...

Christian Churches Together Chooses New Executive Director
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

Leaders of Christian Churches Together in the USA, a 10-year-old network aimed at promoting interchurch collaboration, have chosen a Presbyterian ecumenical associate as their new executive director. ...

Pete Hoekstra and Cultural IQ: Why It Matters to the Church
Originally Posted: 02/09/2012 - 9:08am | Type: Blog

Our nation is moving rapidly towards racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity, and American Christianity is bearing witness to these dramatic changes. Workplaces, congregations, conferences, and readerships are ...

Why Seminary Leadership Matters
Originally Posted: 09/09/2011 - 4:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Barbara Wheeler Good presidents and administrators influence not just schools, but the broader church. I have ...

Why Exclude Women from Ministry?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Lean and lanky, the 30-something teacher probed the congregation with a practiced eye as he wound down his presentation. Lean and lanky, the 30-something teacher probed the congre ...

Fish-Workers in Sri Lanka Struggling for Life and Livelihood
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

In the wake of the horrendous tragedy of the 2004 Indian Ocean <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0601&amp;article=060148a" target="_blank&quo ...

Churches Key to Peace in Sudan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<strong>[</strong><em><strong>Editor's Note:</strong> Voter registration has now started for South Sudan's January 9 referendum on independence -- an event whose occurre ...

Jimmy Carter's Stand on Women in Church Leadership
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>An autographed photo of Jimmy Carter sits on our piano. A friend of ours wrote to Carter and told him that he was one of our sons' favorite presidents, and would he please send them a signed phot ...

Racial Reconciliation: A Necessary Conversion
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

In 2001, my husband Bill was jolted out of racial complacency. In 2001, my husband Bill was jolted out of racial complacency. Through books he read and conversations he had with A ...