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I Eat Christ

“The yeses of resurrection and communion are about cultivating openness, imagination and gratitude for the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, without a predisposition to doing what always... read more >


Having This Ministry – A Sermon

Ministry is not easy; it often comes with sharp pain and torment. Yet 70 percent of the active clergy interviewed for the National Clergy Survey say they have never doubted... read more >


Spotting New Church Leaders

A brief video provided by the Forum for Theological Exploration highlights seminarians and clergy reflecting on the diverse ways they first heard God’s call. It includes a brief reflection by... read more >


Tradition puts spotlight on gift of music

Tradition puts spotlight on gift of music Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

Appreciation for music’s vital role in ministry is the impetus behind Choir Anniversary, a tradition in many black churches. The African American Lectionary provides resources for congregations planning the celebration.


Worship Services and Sermons

Approximately 50 percent of Catholic homilies last 10 minutes or less, but conservative Protestant sermons are rarely less than 10 minutes, according to the U.S. Congregational Life Survey, which provides... read more >


Funeral and Memorial Service Resources

The funeral service offers a unique opportunity to think beyond this life. Attendees are more open to meet God, and are often ready to listen carefully. This discussion by the... read more >


For Such a Time as This – Sermon

Is it possible that all of your experiences – your gifts and strengths, your limitations and weaknesses, your successes and failures – are the very things by which God has... read more >


Jesus Refuses to Stay Put - Sermon

In this light-hearted essay, United Methodist Bishop Will Willimon portrays Jesus as the prophet who refuses to stay within the boundaries or respect the forms we create for him in... read more >


Year Three Common Lectionary Calendar

The Year Three calendar of the Common Lectionary Year is laid out week-by-week on this resource.  Each week a theme that is relevant to the African American Church experience is... read more >


African American Worship Resources

This selection of worship resources provided by the African American Lectionary program is intended to enhance the African American worship experience. Resources are specific to weekly lectionary readings and are... read more >





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...

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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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