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Balancing Happiness & The Difficult Venture of Comfort

Gretchen E. Ziegenhals: This Lent, adopt the role of comforter as a spiritual discipline. Being “called to the side of another” is a difficult venture, but one that is a mandate from God, writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

"Denmark’s citizens are some of the happiest people in the world. Last Christmas I noticed a large number of social media posts and articles about the Danish concept of hygge. Pronounced “HOO-guh,” the term means cozy or comfortable. Hygge is the way the Danish say they get through their long, dark, cold winters. Fires on the hearth are hygge, as are hot cocoa, porridge cafes (yes, they really exist), candlelight and fuzzy sheep’s-wool throws. But for Christian leaders, it is not enough to practice hygge for our own sake." [Read More]. 

 

 

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$80 Million to Support 11 Human Services Agencies

The Lilly Foundation: Grants totaling $80 million to 11 human-services agencies that serve people with disabilities and...

Landrum Bolling, Earlham College Past president Passes At 104

Landrum Bolling, a 15-year president of Earlham College who also worked to achieve peace in the Middle East, has died...

Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

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The annual Calvin Symposium on Worship is a three-day conference held in January and sponsored

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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010

 

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