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Scholarly Articles about Congregational Life

This resource has many scholarly writings interpreting the results of the National Congregations Study (NCS). The NCS was the first nationally representative survey of U.S. congregations and examined the work,... read more >

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Year Three Common Lectionary Calendar

The Year Three calendar of the Common Lectionary Year is laid out week-by-week on this resource.  Each week a theme that is relevant to the African American Church experience is... read more >

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African American Worship Resources

This selection of worship resources provided by the African American Lectionary program is intended to enhance the African American worship experience. Resources are specific to weekly lectionary readings and are... read more >

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Lectionary Ideas for African American Churches

The African American Lectionary offers resources that include culturally relevant readings, videos, music, poetry, projects and reference works for each weekly lectionary reading. The quantity and type of cultural resources... read more >

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African American Year One Lectionary Readings

The African American Lectionary offers commentary and resources for Year One Common Lectionary readings. Commentary includes cultural context appropriate to the African American community, biblical commentary sensitive to African American... read more >

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African American Year Three Lectionary Readings

This resource offers commentary and resources for Year Three Common Lectionary readings. Commentary includes cultural context appropriate to the African American community, biblical commentary sensitive to African American history and... read more >

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African American Lectionary Resources

The African American Lectionary, a collaborative project of the African American Pulpit and the Baptist College of Nashville provides readings, biblical interpretation and prophetic and priestly application of scripture presented in... read more >

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Church growth studies show trends in worship numbers

This resource provides links to three recent scholarly national studies that focus on church growth and decline. The Faith Communities Today study is the largest survey of congregations ever conducted in... read more >

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Religion and the Internet

The Wabash Center, which supports teachers of religion and theology in higher education through meetings and workshops, grants, consultants, a journal and other resources, offers this set of articles and... read more >

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Knowing why people worship helps pastors reach them

Why people seek out worship services, what kinds of services people seek, and what people experience in worship, based on the findings of the 2001 U.S. Congregational Life Survey, is... read more >

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Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

Poll Out on Prayers of the Non-Religious

For many non-believers, it is an instinctive response to a crisis: “Please, God.” So perhaps it should not be...

Sermons for President's Day from Indiana University

War of 1812 in the collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University:   Before the War, The War - 1812...

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