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Lessons in community from the Asian Christian church

Because Asians tend to value family and community more than the individual, Asian Christian worship has a more communal emphasis than does typical American worship. Congregations may corporately memorize a... read more >

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Worship ideas and inspiration on YouTube

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, committed to the study and renewal of Christian worship in the Trinitarian tradition, has launched a YouTube channel. “Worship Renewal” contains more than 200 videos... read more >

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Cults, the Unification Church and Sun Myung Moon

The Sept. 3, 2012, death of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, leader of the international Unification Church based in South Korea, reinvigorated interest in the man and the movement. To... read more >

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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz Discusses Life and the Study of Torah

Studying the Torah is one of the duties of adult Jewish males. For Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, studying Torah is a way to learn where the “lions” lie in wait and... read more >

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Resource: Searchable Theology Projects and Theses

The American Theological Library Association, a member association of religion school libraries and librarians, offers a searchable database of more than 11,000 doctoral program projects and theses in all areas... read more >

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Same-Sex Marriage and the Supreme Court

Some of the strongest opposition to gay marriage has come from religious groups, especially evangelicals and Roman Catholics. However, Jewish groups, the United Church of Christ and the Unitarian Church... read more >

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Unique approaches to saving catholic schools

Since the early 2000s, about a quarter of the nation’s Catholic schools have closed because of recession-induced funding cuts, declining enrollment and increased operating costs. In response, the archdiocese of... read more >

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Improving Organization in the Church

Four respected clergy from historically black churches in the United States offer ideas on how to improve the organizational depth and breadth of African-American congregations. Hosted on the African American... read more >

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Resource: Customize U.S. Religious Congregations and Membership Study Results, 2010

How does your church stack up against others? With data collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, researchers, students and the public can create charts of congregational membership... read more >

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Five Hopeful Signs for U.S. Congregations

The number of Americans with no religious affiliation continues to rise. Fewer young people are going to church. And the effects of recession have placed greater burdens on religious institutions in a time of shrinking resources.

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Are There Guns in Your Church

Connie Peterson is an accountant whose work requires a calculator, not a weapon. But she doesn’t go anywhere without...

6/10 Religiously Unaffiliated Americans are Athiest, Agnostic or “Nothing in Particular”

"A growing share of Americans are religiously unaffiliated. We recently asked a representative sample of more...

Art and Music Helping To Survive The Worst

“How do we survive when the worst happens? What are the mechanisms?” For Joe Carter, one answer was in spirituals —...

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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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