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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 >

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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 >

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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.

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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 >

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Space, Time and Sacraments

In January, 2007, Church of England Bishop N. T. Wright presented a day-long seminar at Calvin College to look at the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The seminar... read more >

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The Lord’s Supper in Worship

This articles, with links, will help your church celebrate the Service of Communion in the Reformed tradition. Published by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship the article also offers links... read more >

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Baptism in Worship

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship provides this page devoted to articles, sample services, group studies, and links to Bible studies and Reformed Worship magazine issues related to the practice... read more >

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The Seven Deadly Sins and Spiritual Formation

In a 24-minute audio interview, author Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung discusses the origin of the notion of the seven deadly sins in the desert monastic communities, and its development in the... read more >

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Christ the King Sunday Worship Services

Christ the King Sunday is the last Sunday before Advent, and anticipates the sovereignty of the born and risen Christ. It also serves as a transition from Ordinary Time into... read more >

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Sermon Prep for Thanksgiving

Keeping the Thanksgiving service fresh, and finding new personal inspiration as a preacher, can be challenging. Here the task is addressed through a variety of ideas for the Thanksgiving service... read more >

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75th Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising April 19, 1943

"April 19 is deeply embedded within my personal memory bank. On that date 75 years ago, in 1943, I was a youngster...

Strengthening Churches and Congregations

New book, Divergent Church from Tim Shapiro and Kara Faris featured by Center for Congregations.   New...

A No News Day

"Imagine you had a very special time machine: one that could take you back to any April 18 in all of history. When and...

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