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Funeral and Memorial Service Resources

The funeral service offers a unique opportunity to think beyond this life. Attendees are more open to meet God, and are often ready to listen carefully. This discussion by the... read more >

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Developing a Homegrown Theology

Homegrown theology involves the laity and clergy thoughtfully considering how to understand God in the light of everyday life. It is rooted in a particular community and arises from the... read more >

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Meeting God in Shared Silence

Increasingly, people appear to crave a quiet place. Congregations can use communal silence as a way to help members hear God speak to and empower them, individually and corporately. Holy... read more >

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Baylor Survey: Measuring Religious Values

The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion received a major three-year grant to conduct a nationally representative multi-year study of religious values, practices, and behaviors with regard to consumption of... read more >

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Christian Practices: An Introduction

Through everyday activities– for example, resting, bathing, and caring for those who suffer – we cultivate openness and responsiveness to others, to the created world, and to God. These humble... read more >

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Christian Practices Philosophy and Pedagogy

A life of faith is formed by how people choose to conduct themselves. This essay explores the philosophy of Christian practices, the practice of engaging Christian virtues as a way... read more >

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Faith Practices Anthology

Eight essays report on the experience of encouraging Faith Practices in church settings. Subjects include forgiveness, healing, honoring the body, hospitality, household economics, keeping Sabbath, saying yes and no, and... read more >

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Discover Way to Live for Teens

Designed to complement the book “Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens.” this website explores the Christian faith by topic. Topic include: bodies, food, creativity, play, truth, friends, forgiveness, grieving,... read more >

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Year Three Common Lectionary Calendar

The Year Three calendar of the Common Lectionary Year is laid out week-by-week on this resource.  Each week a theme that is relevant to the African American Church experience is... read more >

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African American Worship Resources

This selection of worship resources provided by the African American Lectionary program is intended to enhance the African American worship experience. Resources are specific to weekly lectionary readings and are... read more >

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Tips on Thriving with Musical Staff

One thing is certain: church music ministry is a minefield these days. We are a visible presence, and it seems that...

Significance of Storytelling

“We Survive by Telling Stories” by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros Generational storytelling is a history book. It...

New Organ Can Mimic the Sound of an Ojibwe Flute

Early in the project, church leaders asked the Casavant sound engineers to build a set of pipes that could mimic the...

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