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Two Churches Merging Into One Large Community

Research indicates that about 3,500 U.S. churches close their doors every year. In that environment, many church leaders find themselves focusing on how to keep their church doors open. But... read more >

Calvin Institute Worship Symposium Registrations Being Accepted

Calvin Institute Worship Symposium Registrations Being Accepted

Dates & Time: 
Jan 29, 2015 to Jan 31, 2015

The annual Calvin Symposium on Worship is a three-day conference held in January and sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and the Center for Excellence in Preaching. The conference brings together a wide audience of pastors, worship leaders and planners, artists, musicians, scholars, students and other interested worshipers.

Location: 
Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Congregations Seek New Purpose for Historic Worship Space

Many congregations in the United States are facing a common problem: not enough attendees or savings to maintain their historic buildings. Consequently, many churches are at risk of closing, many... read more >

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Healing the Moral Wounds of War

One of the dislocations of war for soldiers is the fact that back home, life continues to develop. It means that returning warriors experience a sense of dislocation on top... read more >

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Using Game Theory for Conflict Resolution

The interdisciplinary field of game theory had its origins in a 1944 publication called, “Theory of Games and Economic Behavior.” Since then, it has influenced government, business and some fields... read more >

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Online Academy of Preaching Offers Worship Guidance to Pastors

The Center for Pastoral Excellence and the Christian Theological Seminary offer an online program to promote excellence in preaching and worship by supporting the deepening of faith and biblical practices. The... read more >

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Cafe-Bar-Church: Seeking New Ways to Model Christ

Martin Luther was known to invite his students to his house, where he would serve homemade ale and engage in theological conversation. Reflecting that earthiness of faith is “Luther’s Table,”... read more >

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How Abilities and Disabilities Reveal God

While ramps, accessible restrooms and hearing loops help to remove physical barriers that keep people with disabilities out of churches, it takes more to truly welcome everyone into God’s kingdom,... read more >

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A Piano for Christmas

It’s never too early for a great Christmas ad. This is from the folks at John Lewis in Great Britain, who every year...

Can Religion Unite America?

    Calling out racism in American churches, David Gushee, the outgoing president of the American Academy of...

Are American's Religious Communities Unique?

Two-thirds of U.S. Christians pray daily, compared with a median of just 18 percent of Christians across 15 countries...

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