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Insights for Pastoral and Worship Ministries

Insights for Pastoral and Worship Ministries

Dates & Time: 
Jul 08, 2019 to Jul 12, 2019

African American Religious Autobiography Insights for Pastoral and Worship Ministries.

Location: 
Calvin College  Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Core of the American Self-image and the Reality

The Core of the American Self-image and the Reality

Where do we go when we realize we aren’t who we want to be? This question stayed with me after listening to this week’s show, featuring journalist Anand Giridharadas. His work examines America’s relationship to wealth and the moral compromises that come from our obsession with it. Especially when it comes to ideas of equality, Giridharadas says, “there’s a chasm between the core of the American self-image and the reality of who we are.”

Favorite Verse ... 2 Corinthians 11:28

Favorite Verse ... 2 Corinthians 11:28

Do you have a Bible verse that jumps off the page at you every time you read it? No matter how many times you have come across it, you always stop to ponder it. This verse is a never-ending wonder to you. You might be encouraged by it, convicted by it, or perplexed by it, but you always stop when you see it.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists for 2018

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists for 2018

Eight of the county’s most accomplished and philanthropic teens are in the running for a full-ride scholarship.

The Hancock County Community Foundation recently announced the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship finalists for 2018.

Link Between Faith and Video Games

Link Between Faith and Video Games

"Major cultural shifts sometimes happen in unexpected ways that traditional social indicators fail to measure. This may be the case today for religion in the online environment, partly because social scientists of religion may have been blinded by the emphasis on faith (rather than hope or fantasy) in the Judeo-Christian-Islamic monotheistic tradition. " [Read more from ARDA].

Discovering Hope in the Valley of Dry Bones

Discovering Hope in the Valley of Dry Bones

Struggling in the valley of dry bones?

Listen and subscribe to Faith & Leadership's podcast, Can These Bones. The Rev. Laura Everett and the Rev. Bill Lamar talk to leaders inside and outside of the church, finding where others are discovering hope and seeing Christian institutions thrive. [Listen now}.

The Heart of a Servant and Faith Like a Child

The Heart of a Servant and Faith Like a Child

Here are some sermon resources and art work for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 23, 2018 (Year B) from the Liturgy Letter:

The Benefits of Awareness of Mortality

The Benefits of Awareness of Mortality

"In becoming forcibly and essentially aware of my own mortality, and of what I wished and wanted for in my life, however short it might be, priorities and omissions became strongly etched in a merciless light and what I most regretted were my silences. Of what had I ever been afraid?"

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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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