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Our First Experience with Liturgical Dance

How does your congregation celebrate the Lord’s Supper? Is it a celebration, or is it a more somber, reflective experience? Do you take communion as a community, or is it... read more >


Find New Inspiration for the Christmas Sermon

Keeping the Christmas sermon fresh, and finding new personal inspiration as a preacher, can be challenging. Here the task is addressed in an article by David Vroege, pastor and co-editor... read more >


Marking Time with Liturgical Dance

This essay reveals some powerful ways one church uses dance and dance-like movement to mark key seasons, transitions, and events in the church year and in the life of that... read more >


Using Drama in Worship: A Tale of Three Churches

If you are considering using drama in your worship service, an article hosted on the website of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, illustrates three different ways to do it. In... read more >


Resources: Funerals as Christian Worship

Christianity is rich with resources for facing death, because at the center of Christian worship and faith life is the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, along with reflection on... read more >


The Religion and Family Project

This project recognizes the changes in the American experience of family since the 1950s, and seeks to clarify how congregations have changed their thinking about, and practice of, family life... read more >


The Orthodox Church Today Study

Fully 90 percent of American Orthodox Christians are domestic-born, and cannot imagine being anything other than Orthodox. Only 30 percent support the ordination of women, and about the same number... read more >


Conversation with Krista Tippett

Krista Tippett,  the host of the On Being program, explains what it is like to be a professional listener to others' religious inspiration and insights in this interesting interview. She... read more >


Tilling Land And Spirit

Tilling Land And Spirit Sustainability Insights into Religion News Lilly Foundation Funding Environment Christian Gardens

Church gardens feed community, nourish the soul.


Publications in the Reformed Tradition

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship has sponsored or collaborated on over 30 publishing projects with five major publishers. The Institute offers a searchable database of practical resources for congregational... 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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