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Hearing Job: Vindicating the Traumatized

Job 19:23-27a, A Reflection by David. G. Garber, Jr. 

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The Role of Service in Family Faith Formation

A key element in the building and forming of faith is service to others. The Center for Congregations, an Indianapolis center that helps Indiana congregations meet their challenges and opportunities,... read more >

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Intentional Spiritual Communities for the Emerging Elderly

By 2027, 78 million Americans will reach retirement age. Gerontologists are raising questions about how the U.S. will be able to effectively and qualitatively meet the medical, emotional, social and... read more >

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On the Meaning of Worship and Its Relationship to Culture

The English language uses one word to refer to three distinct meanings of "worship," creating confusion in some worshippers, and a misunderstanding of what constitutes worship withi n the context... read more >

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Twitter, facebook, and Getting your church online

Social media can seem overwhelming, especially to faith community leaders and members who are not familiar with the internet and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. However, social media... read more >

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Using innovative tradition to take worship outside the church doors

"We get caught up in the trap of thinking worship is isolated from the rest of the world, forgetting that Jesus carried out his ministry in the streets," says the... read more >

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When worshipers don't settle down: Adapting to Transients

Increasingly far-flung work and lifestyle opportunities are producing many Americans who not only do not have deep roots in any community but may never grow them. However many still desire... read more >

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Five ways to keep the faith in a diverse community

How does your faith community support diversity? The Association of Theological Schools executive director Daniel Aleshire outlines five key practices that help establish and sustain diversity in any type of community,... read more >

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Faith and Mental Illness — how churches can help

The relationship between faith and mental illness is complex. Freud labeled faith a neurosis, while some Christians worry that mental health medicines change a person’s nature from what God created.... read more >

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Creating green space for clergy to renew and reenergize their ministry

In an innovative move, the Christian Reformed Church created the opportunity for groups of clergy to form fellowships to discover “green spaces” in their lives and ministries. As the program... read more >

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Children's Faith, Doubt and Silence

During a three-year longitudinal study launched by the Fuller Youth Institute, a parent with three post–high school...

Sermons For Those Struggling with Depression

On Sunday, before worshippers at Washington's National Cathedral, Michael Gerson, Washington Post columnist, delivered...

Lilly Endowment Launchs the Seventh Phase of its Giving Indiana Funds

"Last fall, Lilly Endowment launched the seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative (GIFT VII),...

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