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Hospitality is key to church growth

A competitive marketplace is forcing churches to embrace business practices to court fickle churchgoers.

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

"Our [Lilly] family's commitment to restore and expand Duke's library that bears the Lilly name comes from our hearts," said Irene McCutchen and Virginia Nicholas. "We are happy to continue to support the same exceptional education and student experience as Duke has provided for three generations of the Lilly family." [Read more].

Churches in Hurricane Florence's path look to FEMA for a helping hand

Churches in Hurricane Florence's path look to FEMA for a helping hand

Religion News Service: How is Hurricane Florence different from past storms along the Eastern Seaboard? For some houses of worship, it may have brought the potential of government help. [Read more].

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Practical Advice on the Challenges of Prophetic Leadership

As the long-serving pastor of Harlem’s famous Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Rev. Calvin O. Butts co-founded the Abyssinian Development Corporation, which has created $600 million in affordable housing, businesses and... read more >

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The Timeless Quest for Harmony

Stone circles have been found across the globe, in such geographically and culturally diverse places as West Africa, Egypt and the British Isles. However, completely unexpectedly, the remnant of a... read more >

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Learning (and Relearning) How To Be Hospitable

When Mount Vernon United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C., engaged in prayer and imagination to transform itself into a younger congregation, they decided to engage in a major restructuring of... 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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Can Dying Congregations Die a 'Good' Death?

Once-mainline churches are now not only "sideline," but they are increasingly closing their doors. While many worshippers are saddened by the process, sometimes it is possible to find new life, even... read more >

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How Religion Schools Are Integrating a Creation Care Ethic

More than 45 theological schools are committed to thoroughly integrating an environmental ethic into a religious institution's structure and practices. Plans and actions range from constructing or retrofitting existing buildings... read more >

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Rose and Cal promote shared joy with religious humor across traditions

The first Ahead of the Trend in 2019 celebrates two couples who have never given up hope that understanding can make...

Disruption, Death and the Old Testament

The Old Testament has its roots in two great disruptions: the collapse of the Late Bronze Age geopolitical system and...

Great Faith Hand in Hand with Great Sleep, Says Study

 A strong faith could be the key to a good night’s sleep, according to a study released this week in the Journal...

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