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The practice of spiritual disciplines is making a comeback among contemporary American religious adherents and seekers. The return to spiritual practices is in keeping with today’s cultural move toward a religious devotion that seeks an experiential faith. Insights Into Religion offers resources and links for enhancing spiritual practice in your church.

Poems as Lenten Devotions by George Herbert

Poems as Lenten Devotions by George Herbert

J. R. Arner, back in 1994, put together a daily devotional series for Lent that is now online called LenTree for George Herbert. It consists of a poem from George Herbert, arguably our greatest Christian lyric poet, for each day of Lent.


Pete Seeger-Inspired Sermon

  As I’m sure many of us noted, this past Monday an American folk music icon, Pete Seeger, passed away at the age of 94.  The next day, one of you... read more >


Martin Luther Sermons

Martin Luther's Preaching on Lent

"The betrayers of Christ therefore are the hypocrites who walk about with the semblance of a holy life and a spiritual estate, while at the same time they annihilate within themselves and in everybody else the truth of Christianity and the light of grace, leaving nothing but human folly. This is recognized only by such as have true faith, and even by such only when they pay special attention to it, investigate, examine and compare one with the other; otherwise they also will allow such works to pass, thinking in their simplicity that they are done in good faith, since, forsooth, they so closely resemble genuine Christian works. And for this the traitor’s name is Judas Iscariot. Judas means “confessor,” for all such saints confess Christ, do not openly deny him and even, in their lives, appear better than the true confessors. Iscariot however means “reward,” for such saints are only hirelings, egotists and seekers after pay; everything that they do they do for themselves and nothing freely, for the honor of God, even as Judas with his carrying of the purse only looked out for his advantage. Behold, thus the world abounds with religious people who, at heart, are nothing but Judas Iscariots, advantage-seekers and profit-servers, who with their outward semblance lead all the world astray and away from the right path of faith, despising and selling Christ, that is to say Christian truth and grace. Of this more anon during Lent."

Meet the Women Leaders Whose Lives of Commitment Inspire

Meet the Women Leaders Whose Lives of Commitment Inspire

Dates & Time: 
Apr 26, 2018

For 200 years, Auburn has strengthened courageous leaders to catalyze social change. Join Auburn as we honor the bold and resilient women leaders dedicating their lives to advance justice in our time.

New York City

Will Your Congregation Take Part in the 2020 US Religion Census?

Will Your Congregation Take Part in the 2020 US Religion Census?

Researchers, analysts, students, reporters, and many others rely on the U.S. Religion Census for subnational religious counts. These reports are available for anyone interested in specific groups, and complete data sets are used by those studying a broader spectrum of groups. And because the data is reported by group, it is relatively easy for researchers to create their own classifications. 


Our Lives are like Circles, Explains Lisa Deam (Sermon Resources)

"One Sunday, at the English-speaking church I attended while living and researching in Brussels, Belgium, the pastor said in his sermon that our lives are like circles. We all want... read more >

Anglican Archbishop’s Lenten prayer book Written by a Catholic Priest

Anglican Archbishop’s Lenten prayer book Written by a Catholic Priest

For those that have followed the close collaboration and friendship between Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, it's no surprise that the spiritual head of the Church of England selected a Roman Catholic priest's manuscript for his 2018 Lenten prayer book.
Luigi Gioia, a Benedictine priest and academic scholar, has spent the past two decades bringing together ecumenical thought and spirituality in both the Church and the classroom.

Women Wage Peace At Auburn Seminary

Women Wage Peace At Auburn Seminary

Attend this conversation with Vivian Silver, from the grassroots movement Women Wage Peace, a group of tens of thousands of Jews and Arabs across the political spectrum in Israel. We will explore the difference women can make.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 6 p.m. at Auburn Seminary.
61 Claremont St., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10115 (between 119th and 120th Street) 
The discussion will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. 





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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The Idea of Tradition in the Late Modern World: An Ecumenical and Interreligious Conversation. A Confer

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