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The Seven Deadly Sins and Spiritual Formation

In a 24-minute audio interview, author Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung discusses the origin of the notion of the seven deadly sins in the desert monastic communities, and its development in the middle ages. The idea, she says, wasn’t to pick out the seven worst or most common sins, but the ones which, once they take root, proliferate into other sins. In DeYoung’s curriculum, The Seven Deadly Sins and Spiritual Formation, youth are invited to engage the language and imagery of the deadly sins to diagnose issues and problems in their lives – the bad habits of character – and to explore the corresponding virtues that can replace them and move a person toward the imitation of Christ. 



Tips on Thriving with Musical Staff

One thing is certain: church music ministry is a minefield these days. We are a visible presence, and it seems that...

Significance of Storytelling

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New Organ Can Mimic the Sound of an Ojibwe Flute

Early in the project, church leaders asked the Casavant sound engineers to build a set of pipes that could mimic the...


Mon, Jul 9, 2018 - 09:00 am
Race is a reality that profoundly affects congregational life throughout the United States, and there is a growing desire among...