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What Faith-Based Programs Mean to Providers

Church-based social service programs often look like secular programs, but they may be shaped by significant differences in what the effort means to staff and volunteers. For some providers, religious... read more >

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The Role of Media in Constructing Religious Identity among Teens

Teens tend to see themselves as the ultimate authority in determining which symbols are or can be made spiritually meaningful. They are likely to pick religious symbols from a variety... read more >

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The Impact of Religious Involvement on Health

Analysis of data from the 2001 U.S. Congregational Life Survey reveals a strong correlation between the frequency of depressed worshippers’ engagement in private devotional practices and satisfaction with their health.... read more >

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A Sabbatical Reflection on Sabbath Rest

“A week is not complete until there is rest in it.” That articulation of the concept of Sabbath marks the beginning of a profound new reality for the Rev. Dorisanne... read more >

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Singing as a Christian Practice

There is something about human beings that needs to make music. Much is shared in the act of singing that goes beyond the words and melody alone. What and how... read more >

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Dying Well

For many people, death is a frightening prospect. The exploration of this spiritual practice teaches about facing death in ourselves and others while embracing both lament and hope. In doing... read more >

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Healing as a Christian Practice

Healing practices are daily signs of divine mercy. These acts may be as simple as sharing a pot of chicken soup, as complex as the performance of delicate surgery or... read more >

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Practicing Forgiveness

Almost all of us yearn for resolution to conflicts, but, even if we understand that forgiveness is the right response, at times we don't want it. The goal of this... read more >

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The Practice of Shaping Healthy Communities

In order for our lives to flourish, we must decide how we assemble together. The questions of how we divide life's basic goods and how we will record our history... read more >

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The Spiritual Practice of Discernment

What does God want us to do? What decisions make us cry out for guidance? Discernment is the intentional practice by which a community or an individual can learn to... read more >

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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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