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Resources: Funerals as Christian Worship

Christianity is rich with resources for facing death, because at the center of Christian worship and faith life is the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, along with reflection on... read more >

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Voicing the Psalms: How to Hear God Talking, Live

The Psalms have the power to inspire and strengthen people in hardship and oppression, to celebrate joy, and to tune the human heart to God’s ways. In a conversation with... read more >

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Elements of a Successful Multiracial Church

Results of the first large-scale study on racial and ethnic diversity within Christian houses of worship reveal that Catholic churches are more likely to be racially integrated than Protestant churches.... read more >

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Conflict and the Healing Power of Music

This article looks at the way the Presbyterian Church in Ireland is using music and worship to help bridge the divide between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland and heal... read more >

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Sociology of Religion Course Syllabi

This web page offers links to course syllabi from Sociology of Religion courses taught at major universities and seminaries. It is a rich resource of program organization and reading resources... read more >

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Worship Renewal Grants Program

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship's "Vital Worship" grant seeks to foster thoughtful and energetic work for worship that exhibits renewed creativity, theological integrity, and relevance in congregations, parishes, and... read more >

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Conversation with Krista Tippett

Krista Tippett,  the host of the On Being program, explains what it is like to be a professional listener to others' religious inspiration and insights in this interesting interview. She... read more >

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Publications in the Reformed Tradition

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship has sponsored or collaborated on over 30 publishing projects with five major publishers. The Institute offers a searchable database of practical resources for congregational... read more >

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Preaching and Teaching Romans

In a series of three one-hour presentations for the 2003 Continuing Education Conference at Calvin Theological Seminary, Church of England Bishop and theologian N. T. Wright provided exegesis and insight... read more >

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Space, Time and Sacraments

In January, 2007, Church of England Bishop N. T. Wright presented a day-long seminar at Calvin College to look at the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The seminar... read more >

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Looking for Online Resources?

The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right...

Is Pence Right About The Growth of Religion in the US?

"Religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day." —...

Apply for a Thriving in Ministry Grant

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced a new grant program to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus...

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