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Contemporary Worship a Boon to Churches

With its emphasis on an expressive spirituality, contemporary worship may be one of the most promising avenues for congregational growth.

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Simplicity sharpens focus in faith-filled lives

Simplicity can be complicated. But its spiritual rewards are great.

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Helping College Students Discern their Calling

With so many options for employment today, and so much pressure to earn status and income, it can be difficult for students to discern a religious calling and for churches... read more >

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A Rhetorical Approach to Teaching Theology

The rhetorical approach to pedagogy draws people into a conversation about beliefs and convictions whether in the classroom or in the congregation. It encourages persuasion, dialogue, and clarity of thought,... read more >

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Helping Theology Students Understand Their "Calling"

While college students are interested in discovering a career, they also search for meaning. The Program for the Theological Exploration of Vocation helps church-related colleges and universities engage students in... read more >

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Engage Sunday School students through creative teaching

Teaching religion can be challenging, but by utilizing different techniques your educators can capture the attention of students and bring Sunday school to life. Educator Phyllis Wezeman offers a list... read more >

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Religion in America: Research Resources

Anyone interested in accurate information about religion in America will appreciate this extensive online list of links to research, advocacy, and informational centers and institutes. Intended to help religion news... read more >

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Connecting your church community online

Staying connected to your church community is easier now than ever before. As more church members connect online, so too should church leaders. The Center for Congregations, an organization that... read more >

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Educational Debt of Theological Students: The Gathering Storm

A majority of students now carry educational debt and they are borrowing larger amounts than in the past. As a result, many theological school graduates report that their level of... read more >

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Christian education programs vital to congregational health

Some churches are seeing a consumer mentality when it comes to religious education. The trend highlights the importance of preparing Christian educators for the future.

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Volunteer Shortage Affects Church Food Programs

Joe and Judy Nesbit spent Tuesday afternoon taking stock of hundreds of food items filling the shelves of the Seventh-...

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

"Our [Lilly] family's commitment to restore and expand Duke's library that bears the Lilly name comes from our hearts...

Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the project Wednesday as one of nearly $49 million in grants for...

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