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The Integration of Preaching & Transformational Leadership

Convinced that preaching is the primary spiritual discipline for parish leaders and yet must be connected to effective leadership in other dimensions of congregational life, Mariann Edgar Budde, of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, pursued two projects during her sabbatical.

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Worship Planning: Sharing Scripture Through Bible Stories

In 2014, the Center for Congregations, an Indiana-based resource that helps Indiana congregations address their challenges and opportunities, offered Indiana congregations an opportunity to attend a workshop on how to... read more >

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Finding Light In The Darkness Across Faith Traditions

According to Rabbi Burt Viosotzky, professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies at Jewish Theological Seminary, "it's the job of any human being created in God's image to add light to... read more >

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Americans are Natural Pilgrims On Quest

Americans are drawn to the very notion of pilgrimage because in some sense we are all pilgrims, in that we all have "an antecedent place," says Bruce Feiler in a... read more >

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Creating Effective, Life-Changing Sermons

We live in a time in which a “lack of belief in absolutes,” causes preachers to be hesitant to proclaim and honor Scripture, according to Dr. E. Dewey Smith Jr.,... read more >

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Sermon Ideas: Songs For Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time is the season of the church calendar that stretches from Pentecost to Advent, and from Epiphany to Lent. Ordinary Time is a good time to reflect on the... read more >

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Perspectives on Preaching: the African-American Tradition

In the African-American preaching tradition, the purpose of preaching is to help people experience the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Within that rubric exist a range of... read more >

Registrations Being Accepted for January Calvin Symposium on Worship

Registrations Being Accepted for January Calvin Symposium on Worship

The annual Calvin Symposium on Worship, sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and the Center for Excellence in Preaching is currently registering attendees who wish to participate in the January 2015 event. The conference brings together a wide audience of pastors, worship leaders and planners, artists, musicians, scholars, students and other interested worshipers.

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Dr. Mary Mikhael, a native of Syria, will visit Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond October 3, 2018, to address the...

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