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Larry Eskridge on a new video series, "People of Faith: Christianity in America"

The history of Christianity is probably the most neglected subject in congregational life in America. Into this gap comes a new video series, "People of Faith: Christianity in America," from... read more >

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Data From Religious Study Available

The U.S. Congregational Life Survey is the largest study of religion in the United States. The original survey, Wave I, was conducted in 2001, and included 300,000 worshipers in over... read more >

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Pope Francis Builds a Bridge to the Eastern Church

Although Pope Francis' 2014 visit to the Holy Land garnered a lot of attention for a range of issues, including the hope for interfaith dialog among Muslims, Jews and Christians,... read more >

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Renewing Thought; Renewing Worship

Mainline Protestant laity and clergy, along with their judicatory leadership, tend to view congregations in a traditional way. As Methodist bishop Kenneth H. Carter Jr., writes, Protestants tend to think... read more >

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The Rise of the New Calvinism

Calvinism has been growing in the Southern Baptist Convention, and now encompasses about 30 percent of SBC churches. It has an appeal among church leaders and members who "want a... read more >

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The Sarajevo Haggadah: A History of Hope for Humankind

The Sarajevo Haggadah was created in the mid-1300s in Spain, when Jews, Christians and Muslims lived together in relative harmony. A richly illuminated manuscript, the Sarajevo Haggadah bears similarities to... read more >

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Why the Mainline Has Become the Sideline and What to Do

Contemporary Mainline Protestantism remains largely stuck in a model of ministry and clergy development that is outdated and harmful to the future of mainline faith traditions, according to United Methodist... read more >

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The Story of Judaism In The World

History can be ironic. During the birth pangs of Christianity, when the distinction between being a Jew who followed Jesus and a Jew who did not was ambiguous, early Christian... read more >

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The Diversity Of Your Faith Community

How can you learn about your community's diverse faith communities and expressions? In New York City, a project called "A Journey Through NYC Religions" simply interviews members of the Big Apple's... 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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