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Religious undertones in "Downton Abbey"

The British television series Downton Abbey “captures the complexity of human life in all its richness,” according to the Rev. Ian Markham, dean and president of Virginia Theological Seminary, in... read more >

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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: 45 Years Translating the Talmud

Historically, the Jewish Talmud – a compilation of rabbinic commentary on the Torah – had to be read and studied in its original languages: ancient Hebrew and Aramaic. Now, thanks... read more >

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How Hollywood Embraces the Holy

The 2010 Academy Awards featured a bumper crop of 2009 films built around spiritual and religious themes. In 2007, a range of movies adapted comic book superheroes for the silver... read more >

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Christian Insight and Art

Historically, art has intentionally interpreted biblical passages in light of a particular culture and according to a particular religious worldview. In a new art concordance, catalogued by theme, lectionary date... read more >

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Christian Insight and Movies

Films can help us understand perspectives on biblical themes we might not otherwise have noticed; sometimes they help open up new avenues for understanding, preaching and living the text within... read more >

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The Passion of the Christ

The movie by Mel Gibson was the focus of considerable attention by supporters and critics when it was released in 2004. In addition, Gibson’s own public behavior has contributed to... read more >

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Schools Required To Teach Bible-Based Origin Theories

Several state legislatures have introduced or will soon introduce laws requiring schools to teach Bible-based theories of the origin of the world. Surveys show that a significant portion of the American... read more >

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Understanding people of other faiths: Tools to help

Insights Into Religion has compiled these resources to help faith communities understand one another and reach across cultural, racial, ethnic and faith divides, with an emphasis on the Muslim-Christian dynamic.

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Practicing faith in Everyday Life: some spiritual tools to help

Insights Into Religion offers the following resources and tools for congregations to help their members learn to think theologically, develop patterns of worship and practice spiritual disciplines.

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Black church resource provides dialogue on homosexuality

An online resource seeks to open up discussion on what is sometimes viewed as a taboo subject in African American congregations.

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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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