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Harrowing Story of Kidnapping and Forgiveness: A House In The Sky

Harrowing Story of Kidnapping and Forgiveness: A House In The Sky

In 2008, Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped by a group of Somali teenagers and held captive for over 460 days. She was tortured, starved and abused repeatedly before finally being released for a ransom. Lindhout says she did more than just survive the ordeal, she was transformed by it.

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Resource: Sing Prayers for the Worldwide Church

"Sometimes a song is the best way to confess together the things that keep our churches from being Christ's visible presence in the world," writes Joan Huyser-Honig in an article... read more >

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Pope Francis Pursues Religious Reconciliation in the Holy Land

In May 2014, Pope Francis undertook a three-day visit to the Middle East, during which he met with both Israeli and Palestinian political leaders. His visit included leading several masses... read more >

Faith & Leadership Wins Church Press Awards

Faith & Leadership Wins Church Press Awards

Faith & Leadership has won seven awards in the Associated Church Press’ 2013 "Best of the Christian Press" contest.

The awards were announced recently at the annual ACP convention in Chicago. The ACP, founded in 1916, is the oldest interdenominational religious press association in North America and its membership comprises newspapers, newsletters, magazines, journals, news services, e-zines and websites.

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Life-Changing Ministry Develops From Cross-Race Friendships

In an effort to help unemployed and underemployed people, churches "tend to supply poor people with temporary help in the form of food, housing and clothing," says David Spickard, the... read more >

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Details, Details: Why a Worship Service's In-between Words Matter

A worship leader, says Heidi De Jonge, pastor of Westside Fellowship Christian Reformed Church in Kingston, Ontario, is like a tour guide. A good tour guide leads and instructs, makes... read more >

Calvin Symposium 2014 features focus on prayer

Calvin Symposium 2014 features focus on prayer

Approximately 1,600 attendees of the Calvin Institute's 2014 Symposium came to Grand Rapids in early February from around the globe, including some 130 attendees from 30 countries outside the U.S. Throughout the conference the themes of Exodus were sounded over and over again in worship and workshops and seminars and panel discussions and countless informal conversations over meals and coffee and tea on and off campus.

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Strategies for effective church management

Equipping future church leaders for the crucial tasks of leadership often finds its way into the seminary curriculum, but preparing those students for church management seldom gets the attention it... 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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