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Adam J. Copeland share insight on faith on college campuses. He asks, "What if our congregations intentionally walked alongside students, mentoring them and helping them to discover God’s sometimes-surprising calling for their lives?" Via The BTS Center "Bearings" blog.
Considering the amount of online commentary available concerning the millennial generation and the future of the church, the relative dearth of attention paid t
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This time of year my thoughts turn from theology to football as the NFL and college football playoffs pack the January television airwaves. It has been particul
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Oh, right…It's about compassionate ministry!
Gay NC Couple Files Complaint against UMC Pastor for “Failure to Perform Work of Ministry,” Gender Discrimination | By E…
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Kyuboem Lee does the math on church growth by the numbers at The Narthex.
Is a fixation on numbers keeping churches from growing? | By Kyuboem Lee
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"Maybe it’s not too early, then, for churches to start planning the big, diverse, election night party of my dreams." Post-election reflection from Adam J. Copeland
Several times this fall, my local university has announced which of the university’s colors fans should wear to the Saturday football game. Remarkably, the wo
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"In the simplest terms, the work of the Church is to draw lines that are made to be crossed." Keith Anderson gets a hackathon going over at The Narthex.
By Keith Anderson | Put on your hoodies, friends & let the hackathon begin.
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Too often, more spiritually oriented strategies that might ultimately have the greatest impact are left off the public agenda, either because they’re difficult to define in practical terms or they cross some perceived line of propriety.
In addressing the challenge of teen suicide are we ignoring a vital spiritual resource? | By Eric Nelson
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What are the boundaries of 21st Century ministry? Heidi Shott wonders and wanders on The BTS Center "Bearings" blog.
In May I began walking a daily four-mile loop around our village, Damariscotta Mills, a lovely spot tucked between a lake and a tidal river on Maine’s midcoas
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You've got to break a few pots to reshape 21st century ministry, says Jordan Shaw at The BTS Center Bearings blog.
This fall I began studying pottery-making. Every Thursday night I drive to a studio about 30 miles from the town where I serve as a United Methodist pastor to s
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Why weren't Nones on the electoral bus on Tuesday?
Hint: There is no Church of the Risen None | By Elizabeth Drescher
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Scholar, Writer, Speaker, Exploring the Changing Contours of American Christianity
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Elizabeth Drescher is a scholar, author, educator, and speaker on the spiritual lives of ordinary people today and in the past. She is the co-editor of The Narthex, a magazine that explores the changing contours of American Christianity. She is the author of three books, most recently, Changing Our Religion: The Spiritual Lives of America’s Nones (Oxford, forthcoming) and a numerous of academic articles. Dr. Drescher has been the recipient of a number of grants for her work, including a journalism fellowship from the Social Science Research Council for its “New Directions in the Study of Prayer” initiative. She is a consulting scholar at The BTS Center in Portland, ME and teaches religion and pastoral ministries at Santa Clara University. A highly regarded commentator on contemporary religious and spiritual life, her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Salon, Sojourners, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Religion Dispatches. Learn more at elizabethdrescher.com and find Dr. Drescher on Twitter and Facebook.

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Co-editor, with Keith Anderson, of THE NARTHEX at Medium.com. Enter the conversation on the changing contours of American Christianity.
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Zelienople, PA - Oakland, CA, Los Angeles, CA, London, UK
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