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Sing the Catechism: The Power of Music for Faith Formation

The notion of using music to teach Scripture may seem difficult to pastors and worship leaders, especially those who lead small congregations. However Boyne City, Michigan, pastor Elizabeth Broschart says... read more >

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Religious Musicians Pick Top Songs for Pentecost

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, devoted to promoting worship renewal in Christian faith communities, published a resource page featuring the top Pentecost hymn choices of six pastors and church... read more >

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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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Musician Steve Bell: Music Is A Doorway To Faith

Music, says longtime Christian musician Steve Bell, can open the heart to plant a seed of faith. "Modern theology is all about controlling outcomes," according to Bell. It is part of... read more >

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The Sarajevo Haggadah: A History of Hope for Humankind

The Sarajevo Haggadah was created in the mid-1300s in Spain, when Jews, Christians and Muslims lived together in relative harmony. A richly illuminated manuscript, the Sarajevo Haggadah bears similarities to... read more >

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Taking it to the Streets: Christian Hip-Hop in Kenya

Christianity entered Kenya through missionary efforts. But the mistake of those early missionaries was their focus on the afterlife rather than on how temporal affairs are affected and transformed by... read more >

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Inspiration for churches at Lent

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, which promotes the study of Christian worship and the renewal of worship in Christian faith communities, has prepared several resources to support the worshipful... read more >

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Use Your Hymnal as a Pastoral Care Resource

Every meeting between a pastor and a congregant to offer spiritual comfort, encouragement or support is pastoral care at its most basic and central. However, pastoral care also encompasses all... read more >

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Psalms Encourage Family Faith Formation

When all ages interact together with the Psalms, they develop a common language for life together with God. The power of the Psalms is that they can provide language children... 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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