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Christian Online Book Club Grows Out Of Life's Situations Sermons Scriptures Christian Classics  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Online book clubs at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library offer motivation, discussion opportunities.

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If it seems like everyone is on social media and using technology, it’s because they are. Last year 78 percent of Americans reportedly had at least one social media profile. Yet many churches are still struggling to adapt to society’s evolving digital landscape.

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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