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Sustainable Design Ideas From Faith & Leadership

"The vibrancy of an institution depends on its sustainability over time. Leaders often equate sustainability with money, and focus on short-term fundraising at the expense of long-term strategy. Designing a sustainable... read more >

Music and Leadership Training On The Way to College

Music and Leadership Training On The Way to College

A Christian program called New City Kids uses tutoring, music, leadership training and spiritual formation to help children in three cities transform their lives. It has been remarkably successful: 100 percent of its graduating seniors have gone to college.

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Translate Your Christian Convictions into Meaningful Social Action

Many struggle to know what it means to be a follower of Jesus in the midst of overwhelming social challenges—from race and gender issues to income inequality and global warming.... read more >

The Right Reverend Rowan Williams Reflects on Human Rights

The Right Reverend Rowan Williams Reflects on Human Rights

"How do we approach politics in an increasingly complex, global, and fraught world? What language do we use to talk about agency and human dignity? What theological resources can Christian tradition provide? These are the kinds of questions the Right Reverend Rowan Williams explored in two days of expansive lectures." Explore these lectures and more 

We Are What We Do Repeatedly

We Are What We Do Repeatedly

"We human beings are creatures of habit. We brush our teeth in the same direction, we take the same route to work, we fold our clothes or make our beds in pretty much the same manner day after day.... Read more

Habits Spirituality control Insights into Relition Lilly Foundation Grants

Serving its Community Transformed a Dwindling Church

Serving its Community Transformed a Dwindling Church

"Trinity’s building is surrounded by the bleaker symbols of urban life, including graffiti-covered billboards, a homeless shelter and used needles in the grass outside the sanctuary door. Hilltop, as this district of Tacoma is known, has a record of serious gang activity, including homicides and a high crime rate.

It is also the place where Trinity is thriving." [Read More]. 

Preaching and Sermon Ideas for Memorial Day

Preaching and Sermon Ideas for Memorial Day

Dates & Time: 
May 28, 2018
May 27, 2019

"You don’t need sociological surveys on the Nones to give you a picture of religion in America; the fact is (and maybe always has been) many of us are more moved by the love of those who lay their lives down for their countrymen than we are moved by Christ who lays his life down not for his neighbors and nation but for the ungodly.

Location: 
The United States

Caring for Creation

Caring for Creation

"Whether it is Wendell Berry, Michael Polan, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Pope Francis, Prince Charles, Mondragon or before them Steiner, Chesterton, Belloc, and their ilk there has been this insistent thrum calling us to return to the land, or at least to return to better farming and ecological practices. We keep coming back to these ideas and I find this fascinating. I find it all the more so since we haven’t, on the one hand, really moved forward with them as society (whether local to the US or the UK or global). Capitalism and industrialized farming are still the go to practices.

Theology, Race, and the Practice of Christian Ministry

Theology, Race, and the Practice of Christian Ministry

Dates & Time: 
Jul 09, 2018

Race is a reality that profoundly affects congregational life throughout the United States, and there is a growing desire among Christian leaders to develop a better understanding of this complex topic. [Details at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary].

Monday, July 9, 2018 - Friday, July 13, 2018L

Location: 
Calvin College Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Nurturing Vital Worship: A Day of Learning and Worshiping Together

Nurturing Vital Worship: A Day of Learning and Worshiping Together

Dates & Time: 
Jun 20, 2018

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship invites you to Calvin College for a day of exploration and worship designed to encourage and equip all those who plan and lead worship with wisdom from CICW staff and affiliates and gleanings from 32 grant-funded congregational renewal projects, culminating in an inspiring worship service in the Calvin Chapel. This event is free to the public but please register.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 12:30PM to 8:30PM

Location: 
Calvin College Covenant Fine Arts Center Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Liturgical Meditations from Fuller Studios

 The liturgical calendar spans the life of Christ in a single year—from anticipation (Advent), to hope (Christmas...

The Spiritual Practice of Humor

We live in a time of tension and conflict, arguing and fighting for what we believe is true. Many of us are attracted...

Volunteer and Live Longer Religious Lives

Ohio State researchers in June pored over hundreds of obituaries from across the country. They found that people with...

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