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Best resources for church leaders

Insights Into Religion is a nondenominational nonprofit website that compiles some of the best information, tips, research, ideas and inspiration for pastors and church leaders, religious and spiritual seekers, students, administrators, and anyone wishing to learn more about religion and spirituality and how faith affects the world. Whether you're looking for a quick sermon idea, spiritual support in times of doubt, information about people of other faiths, or practical tips on using the Internet to further your mission, our affiliates — organizations and websites funded by the Lilly Endowment's Religion Division — have the information you're seeking.

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Some ideas to enrich your community's faith life

The Dialogue Corner of the African American Lectionary website provides quarterly topics for clergy and congregation members to reflect upon and discuss. The topic “Church Enrichment” features four articles penned... read more >

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Living in God’s Presence: Christian Discipleship as a Practice

Being “followers of The Way” is not merely assent to a set of principles; it is a way of life in which we embody our relationship to God and one... read more >

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Resource: Video Discussions of 12 Key Christian Practices

The Valparaiso Project on the Education and Formation of People in Faith develops resources that speak to the spiritual hunger of contemporary people with the wisdom of the Christian faith,... read more >

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Making a Connection Between Sports and Faith

In December 2011, the Religion Newswriters Association, a professional association to advance the field of reporting on religious news, prepared a Guide to Sports and Religion to provide background and... read more >

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The spiritual fruits of play

The spiritual fruits of play young people playing Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Play isn’t just for kids. It offers spiritual benefits for all ages, advocates say. Imagine Jesus as Jester.

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Simplicity sharpens focus in faith-filled lives

Simplicity can be complicated. But its spiritual rewards are great.

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What Makes a Social Service Program Faith-Based

Congregations, Communities and Leadership Development Project directors, Ronald J. Sider and Heidi Rolland Unruh, have developed criteria to distinguish between full-fledged faith-based social service programs/projects and groups that receive limited... read more >

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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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Five Ways to Incorporate Religion in Social Service Ministry

Research on how churches engage in faith-based social service ministry has uncovered five ways religious groups inject a spiritual dimension in their community work. The Congregations, Communities and Leadership Development... read more >

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Liturgical Meditations from Fuller Studios

 The liturgical calendar spans the life of Christ in a single year—from anticipation (Advent), to hope (Christmas...

The Spiritual Practice of Humor

We live in a time of tension and conflict, arguing and fighting for what we believe is true. Many of us are attracted...

Volunteer and Live Longer Religious Lives

Ohio State researchers in June pored over hundreds of obituaries from across the country. They found that people with...

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