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Churches and the Mentally Ill

One out of 10 people will experience a severe and persistent mental illness at some point in life. During the last 15 years, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Atlanta has... read more >

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Crafting Your Congregation’s Online Presence

Among people who have been attending a church for less than a year, 27 percent found that church online, according to church website design company Monk Development, and 61 percent... read more >

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The United Farm Workers at 50 Years

The United Farm Workers movement was the first successful labor union for farm workers, but at its 50-year mark it is struggling to retain membership and influence. Organizers, clergy and... read more >

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Exploring the Role of the Lord’s Supper in the Reformed Tradition

The practice of celebrating the Eucharist weekly is deeply embedded in the Reformed tradition: It originates in the teaching of John Calvin. As such, many congregations are considering observing the... read more >

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Why Multi-site Churches are Succeeding

Multi-site congregations are growing faster than megachurches. Multi-site congregations share vision, budget, leadership and board of directors, face fewer problems related to zoning, building and community acceptance, and allow for... read more >

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Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes

Our perceptions of Jesus are cluttered and colored by our cultural and perceptual assumptions. In other words, how we understand Jesus and his teaching is determined by our 21st-century worldview.... read more >

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Transforming Church Offerings as Acts of Worship

Worshippers increasingly make their church offering electronically. As a consequence, fewer people participate in the traditional offertory, which is prompting some churches to rethink the role and purpose of giving... read more >

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The Problem with Lay Pastors

Thousands of U.S. mainline Protestant congregations cannot pay the minimum salaries denominations mandate for full-time professional leaders. Trained lay pastors frequently fill the gap. Lay pastors are also functioning as... read more >

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Understanding the Differences in Bible Translations

The range of English translations of the Bible has become so extensive it is increasingly difficult to know how to choose Bibles for worship, study or personal use. "Understanding Differences... read more >

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Non-Seminary-Trained Pastors Add Problems to Protestantism

Identifying the real value of seminary-educated clergy has become a focus of attention as mainline denominations increasingly use non-seminary-trained, “commissioned” clergy to fill small church pulpits and do other, typically... read more >

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Conservative Commencement Address 

"Harvard professor Danielle Allen's commence address at Pomona College was among the best at this year's graduations,...

A Sea of iPhones in Churches - Is It A Good Thing?

Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry delivered at the royal wedding a few weeks ago drew notice around the world for its...

All Over The World Young People Tend To Be Less Religious

"Recent surveys have found that younger adults are far less likely than older generations to identify with a...

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