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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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7 Ways Congregations Can Embrace People With Special Needs

Fewer than half of the parents surveyed in a recent study said their faith community is supportive of their child with special needs. A church must include all, and here are some ways to do that.

Auburn Seeks Support for LGBT Anti-Discrimination Stance

Auburn Seeks Support for LGBT Anti-Discrimination Stance

Auburn Seminary's president is seeking signatures on a petition urging President Obama to sign an executive order guaranteeing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Religious organizations are lobbying for an exemption from laws protecting LGBT employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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Preventing Child Abuse in Church

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. It offers an opportunity for communities of faith to focus attention on the ongoing legal and moral crime of diminishing and harming children. However,... read more >

New Quiz: Gambling And The Church

New Quiz: Gambling And The Church

What kind of influence have religious communities had on gambling? Today, all but two U.S. states have legalized gambling, and lottery sales and casinos are a $100-billion-dollar industry. The Association of Religion Data Archives offers a new quiz to test your knowledge of the relationship between religion and gambling. An accompanying article explores new research suggesting faith groups can still have a strong influence on gambling.

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The Role of Faith Communities in HIV Health

In the United States, the rate of HIV infections has stabilized in all age groups except young men aged 13 to 25. In that age group, there has been a... read more >

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States Enact Laws Limiting LGBT Protections

In 2014, Mississippi's State Senate passed a law that makes it "very hard for the government to prevail when … a government statute runs up against religious practice." Authored by... read more >

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Conservative Commencement Address 

"Harvard professor Danielle Allen's commence address at Pomona College was among the best at this year's graduations,...

A Sea of iPhones in Churches - Is It A Good Thing?

Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry delivered at the royal wedding a few weeks ago drew notice around the world for its...

All Over The World Young People Tend To Be Less Religious

"Recent surveys have found that younger adults are far less likely than older generations to identify with a...

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Thu, Jan 24, 2019 - 09:00 am
The annual Calvin Symposium on Worship is a three-day conference sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and the Center...

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