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Christian Worship Instructional Videos

This resource has an extensive list of videos that can help teach about and demonstrate aspects of Christian theology and worship practice. Some of the topics available include: Africa worship... read more >

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Research your Church Online

The Hartford Institute for Religion Research offers an extensive list of Web-based resources to help you find information about a church and its denomination, its surrounding secular and religious neighbors,... read more >

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Educator Resources: Teaching and Learning Ethics

Here are websites that focus on providing resources for teaching and learning ethics, moral character, and civic responsibility. Resource sites include: instructional guides for classroom curricula; articles, analyses, and news... read more >

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China's Environmental Ethics

China's environmental ethics is only one of the religon and ethics topics coverd by Religon & Ethics NewsWeekly (PBS). The website focuses on teaching ethics and moral development, as well... read more >

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Creating Vital Churches

Vital churches need seminaries to prepare apostolic leaders for mission to a multicultural world; vital seminaries need congregations that practice the discernment of leadership gifts among members, according to David... read more >

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Change in Congregations

It is no longer comfortable at the council meeting. Alex brought a 12-page financial report. “These numbers show that our congregation won’t be in business four years from now,” he... read more >

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Understand Your Church Better by Observing It

This comprehensive online guide teaches pastors and lay leaders how to use social science observation techniques to understand church dynamics. The four guides help you explore theology, leadership, group structure,... read more >

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Writings about Church Growth and Decline

Church growth and decline research and reflections are the focus of this collection of scholarly articles, housed on the website of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research. This extensive resource... read more >

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Evolving Visions of the Orthodox Priesthood

The majority of American Orthodox priests oppose the idea of parishioners electing clergy and bishops, encourage obedience to established rules in the church, and do not tolerate differences of opinion... read more >

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Hearing the Call: Vocational Reflection Gets Renewed Attention

Nevell Owens remembers when he first felt called to pursue a doctorate in theology. He was working as a criminal prosecutor when he looked into the eyes of a 13-year-old boy accused of murder. He saw that they were empty, and he wanted to know: Where was God in the life of this boy?

“I knew the boy’s mother was active in church,” Owens says. “I wanted to know, why isn’t the minister here? Why aren’t members of the church here?”

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Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to share W. Sibley Towner's Prayers that Sing & Stir the Heart

Study of the Torah   O God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob — for generations now, our ancestors in the faith have...

ARDA GlobalPlus: Religion and Nationalistic Politics in India

One of the most important test cases of religious and political nationalism is unfolding in India, where a political...

Anglican Archbishop’s Lenten prayer book Written by a Catholic Priest

For those that have followed the close collaboration and friendship between Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury...

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