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Natural disasters, like the massive tornado that struck Oklahoma, can devastate entire communities and sometimes shake our faith, whether we are directly affected or not. Many ask why God would allow such tragedy, or wonder if the disaster is God’s punishment.

 

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      There are four kinds of article sections: Congregations, Leadership, Research (including On Scripture Features) and Theological Education. Hit the tabs above to see the latest features in each category. Below is a list of the inspirational articles.

The section on Congregations includes articles and resources on Buildings & Grounds, Civic Engagement (Interfaith Activities & Social Media), Congregational Vitality, Religious Education, Spiritual Practices, Stewardship & Finance, Worship, and Youth.
 
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The On Scripture section (under Leadership) has several hundred articles by a variety of authors with insights and inspiration focused on a particular bible passage.
 
The section on Research includes many kinds of Christianity and religion related research including, Congregational Research, Cultural Trends, Demographics,  Denominational Research, Research on Seminaries, and Youth Research.
 
The section on Theological Education focuses on Choosing a Seminary, Institutional Profiles, Teaching Religion, and Vocational Discernment.
 

 

 

 

 

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10 tips to help pastors boost their twitter presence twitter church online faith community Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

Many people abandon Twitter shortly after opening an account. But if you stick with it, it will bear fruit.

Kayla Mueller's beautiful letter to her family while being held by ISIS is an eloquent testament of faith in the midst of adversity that continues to inspire after her death.

Christian online book club grows out of life's situations Christian Classics Insights into Relgion

Online book clubs at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library offer motivation, discussion opportunities.

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