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Practicing Gratitude

Practicing Gratitude

My wife and I recently relocated, which led us to visit a half-dozen churches in the past two months. Each seemed to have a downside.

The music wasn’t that great, or the message wasn’t what I wanted to hear, or the attendance left something to be desired. They didn’t take Communion by the method to which I’d grown accustomed. Their greeters seemed to have inauthentic smiles. They didn’t have small groups. They didn’t have much of a missions program.

Sunday Church Servicing in the Wake of Hurricane Michael

Sunday Church Servicing in the Wake of Hurricane Michael

"Church leaders knew the Sunday following the storm would be important and necessary in what's expected to be a protracted recovery. Pacific-Standard: Viewfinder: Holding church service in the wake of Hurricane Michael." [Read more].

Being a Bridge Person

Being a Bridge Person

“If there isn’t the crack in the middle where there are some people on both sides who absolutely refuse to see the other as evil, this is going to continue.” Frances Kissling is a “bridge person” in the abortion debate: a long-time pro-choice activist who has sought to come into relationship with her political opposites. She has experienced something more powerful, as she tells it, than defining common ground — and this has lessons for other issues in our common life and our struggles with people with whom we disagree the most.

Two New Decisions on Religion by the Supreme Court

Two New Decisions on Religion by the Supreme Court

" Two imminent decisions will tell us a lot about how the current court thinks about religion - specifically, how it defines religious discrimination and who it thinks needs the court's protection," writes Linda Greenhouse in Forbes: Religious organizations rally to preserve favorable tax treatment of clergy housing allowances. [Read More].

Tri-Faith Initiative in Omaha Nebraska

Tri-Faith Initiative in Omaha Nebraska

Three Abrahamic congregations in Omaha, Nebraska, have created the Tri-Faith Initiative, building separate houses of worship and a shared community center to promote peace and understanding among communities of different faiths. [Read Article].

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$2 Miilion for Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana has received a grant of $2 million as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s...

Answering A Call For Help

Anyone who belongs to a large, extended family network that includes people living in poverty knows about that phone...

Children Worship Bibliography

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship has compiled an extensive selected bibliography of books about children and...

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