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Churchgoers no longer seek advice from their pastors
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — A new AP-NORC poll has discovered a surprising practice among regular churchgoers. They rarely go to their pastors for advice. The survey found that a large majority of Americans make important decisions without calling on their religious leaders, with three-quarters saying they rarely or never consult a clergy member or religious
Duke Divinity School launches black pastoral leadership collaboration
Thursday, September 12, 2019
DURHAM – Duke Divinity School will launch a five-year multidisciplinary collaboration that will bring scholars and pastoral leaders together to identify and develop models for strengthening leadership in the black church and beyond, school officials announced Tuesday. The Duke Divinity: Black Pastoral Leadership Collaboration will draw on original
Checklist sparks friendship, opens ministry doors
Thursday, September 5, 2019
STOWELL, Texas – Sammy Little looked down at the checklist in his hand. One empty box on the spiritual goals inventory he and thousands of men gathered at the 1995 Promise Keepers conference had been asked to take glared back at him. "One of them was race related," said Little, pastor of First Baptist Church of Stowell in southeast Texas. The rural
Is Sunday still special?
Thursday, August 29, 2019
OKLAHOMA CITY – According to LifeWay Research, 77 percent of churchgoers say they take an intentional day of rest, with most doing so on Sunday. This idea of a Sabbath dates back to the Old Testament, even to the creation week itself. Societies and nations impacted by Christianity almost always have viewed Sunday as special. In America, however,

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