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Religious Adherence Influences Lifestyle and Experience

An economic interpretation of human behavior examines perceived benefits and costs of the decisions people make over their life cycle, including their choices about living together, marriage, divorce, family size... read more >

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Healing the Moral Wounds of War

One of the dislocations of war for soldiers is the fact that back home, life continues to develop. It means that returning warriors experience a sense of dislocation on top... read more >

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How Abilities and Disabilities Reveal God

While ramps, accessible restrooms and hearing loops help to remove physical barriers that keep people with disabilities out of churches, it takes more to truly welcome everyone into God’s kingdom,... read more >

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7 Ways Congregations Can Embrace People With Special Needs

Fewer than half of the parents surveyed in a recent study said their faith community is supportive of their child with special needs. A church must include all, and here are some ways to do that.

Auburn Seeks Support for LGBT Anti-Discrimination Stance

Auburn Seeks Support for LGBT Anti-Discrimination Stance

Auburn Seminary's president is seeking signatures on a petition urging President Obama to sign an executive order guaranteeing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Religious organizations are lobbying for an exemption from laws protecting LGBT employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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Pope Francis Builds a Bridge to the Eastern Church

Although Pope Francis' 2014 visit to the Holy Land garnered a lot of attention for a range of issues, including the hope for interfaith dialog among Muslims, Jews and Christians,... read more >

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Church Communities Learning To Embrace The Disabled

According to the National Organization on Disability, about 56 million Americans have some kind of disability; that's about 18 percent of the population. The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act requires... read more >

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Sermon Inspiration for Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

A Calm Heart in Troubled Waters "The Lord is our refuge and help in times of trouble (Psalm 9:9-20). With God, the...

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...

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