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The abundance of resources available on the Web requires a new level of discipline.  After nearly 30 years in the ministry, the Rev. G. Lee Ramsey Jr. knows writing sermons week after week isn’t easy. It’s not so much writers’ block, he says. The hard part is creating a focused sermon that gives the congregation something to chew on.

 

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Knowing that many of our visitors are in the midst of Thanksgiving worship planning, we searched our affiliate group sites for great resources and articles for worship and sermon topics. We hope these links to resources will stimulate your own creative thinking and generate fresh Thanksgiving worship ideas this season.

Tradition puts spotlight on gift of music Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Christianity

Appreciation for music’s vital role in ministry is the impetus behind Choir Anniversary, a tradition in many black churches. The African American Lectionary provides resources for congregations planning the celebration.

Majesty and Tragedy in Oklahoma  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Christianity

In churches around the world, Psalm 8’s resounding praise of God will be read this Sunday. “O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” Women and men will confess that these are the words of God. But we will do so with grief, with deep questions about God and the world God has crafted and continues to sustain.

St. Paul says Christians are to “pray without ceasing.”  One Quaker practitioner says holy silence — a way of listening to God — is one way to do that.

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Seminary students reflect the general public interest in exploring pluralism. This results in a... More > Hindus believe that the god Vishnu fought with demons to gain possession of a golden pitcher that... More >
Experience shows that hasty decisions are often made in response to anxiety or discomfort. But... More > Bible software packages abound and no single one is best or right for all congregations. The Center... 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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