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Melissa Spas πŸ’«
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Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II May 22
Houses of worship are not essential, but true worship is: β€œWhen I was hungry, did you feed me? When I was thirsty, did you give me a drink? When I was a stranger, did you invite me in? When I was naked, did you clothe me? When I was sick and in prison, did you visit me?”
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Lake Institute May 19
In the latest blog post, Meredith McNabb begins to unpack what we mean by Traditional and Emerging Paradigms of religious giving as passed on by .
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Hugh Weber May 2
Emerson, my 11 year old, is on a bit of a wild ride with the and our local mail carrier, Doug. And, I think there’s a deeper message to it all. First, the backstory...
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Lake Institute May 2
Will you fill out this survey as we strive to provide applicable research, resources and programs to address challenges related to faith and giving in the months ahead? Thank you!
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Lake Institute Apr 30
Data from NSCEP helps researchers understand what's going on with congregations in this time of virtual gathering.
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Melissa Spas πŸ’« Apr 23
Today is - I'm proud to be an alum, and to give back to the place that gave me so much.
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Melissa Spas πŸ’« Apr 21
For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. - Ephesians 6:12
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Melissa Spas πŸ’« Apr 14
Encouragement and imagination for the challenging work we are called to do in this season.
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Melissa Spas πŸ’« Apr 4
Replying to @rbnabq
I’m so sorry, Robert.
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Lake Institute Mar 24
New Insights: and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic pastorally and practically. Plus helpful resources from and .
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Kate Bowler Mar 16
This delightful nun has some ideas about how to get through a long confined day.
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Lake Institute Mar 11
New Insights! Rev. Libby Manning highlights the themes of Anne Snyder's work. Please note that the Lake Lecture postponed to the fall.
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Lake Institute Mar 10
The Lake Lecture and reception with David Brooks and Anne Snyder scheduled for March 12 are being rescheduled for fall 2020. Indiana University is suspending all large events due to general concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus. A new date will be announced.
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Melissa Spas πŸ’« Mar 9
Please join us this Thursday for the annual Lake Lecture with David Brooks and Anne Snyder, talking about faith, philanthropy, and community. You can register here:
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IU Philanthropy Feb 16
"Facts are our friends in congregational leadership, and our openness to research as a ministry tool only serves to strengthen the ministry." 's highlights why research is beneficial to congregational leaders.
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Lake Institute Feb 4
Thriving Congregations Initiative from - strengthening ministries that help people deepen their relationships with God, enhance their connections with each other, and contribute to the flourishing of their communities and the world.
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Lake Institute Jan 31
We are excited to partner with this year! They will host our ECRF course on campus April 27-30 in Shawnee, KS - not far from .The early bird rate is available until March 1! We hope to see you there!
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Lake Institute Jan 29
β€œIt’s important for fundraisers to understand the basic principles of another person’s faith.” explains why giving by people of faith matters for fundraisers from both religiously-affiliated and secular nonprofits.
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Lake Institute Jan 15
Join us on March 12 for the Thomas H. Lake Lecture with David Brooks and Anne Snyder. Together they will explore faith, philanthropy and community in a polarized world. Register today!
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andre ain't dying for wall street Jan 9
Nobody: Seminary President : β€œJames Cone was a heretic and almost certainly not a Christian.” & : Yeah! Me:
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