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Hospitality is key to church growth Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation Christianity

A competitive marketplace is forcing churches to embrace business practices to court fickle churchgoers.

 

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Help For Faith Communities After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy Prayer and Preparedness During a Disaster Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

Natural disasters, like the massive tornado that struck Oklahoma, can devastate entire communities and sometimes shake our faith, whether we are directly affected or not. Many ask why God would allow such tragedy, or wonder if the disaster is God’s punishment.

Taking The Lead On Good Governance best practices Insights into Religion News Lilly Foundation Funding Grants

Are there better ways to run congregational boards? One consultant offers up best practices.

Five Hopeful Signs For U.S. Congregations House Building Neighbors Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Lightstock 31670

The number of Americans with no religious affiliation continues to rise. Fewer young people are going to church. And the effects of recession have placed greater burdens on religious institutions in a time of shrinking resources.

God And Gun Control What Role Does Faith Play In The Debate Religious Liberty  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Does God have a place in the gun control debate? This portal has frequently highlighted resources from our affiliates that address gun issues, however as the debate escalates in response to violence and legislation, we offer the following resources from our affiliates that provide insight into how faith communities can respond to the gun violence, cope with tragedies and promote change.

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"We are wired to be outside. In her new book, "The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier,... More > Inspiration and Interpretation: Seven Sermons Preached Before the University of Oxford: With... More >
The Works of Dr. John Tillotson, Late Archbishop of Canterbury. Vol. 04-10. by Tillotson, John,... More > The Complete Works of Thomas Manton, D.D. Vol. II. by Thomas Manton (1620–1677) was an English... More >

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Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

Poll Out on Prayers of the Non-Religious

For many non-believers, it is an instinctive response to a crisis: “Please, God.” So perhaps it should not be...

Sermons for President's Day from Indiana University

War of 1812 in the collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University:   Before the War, The War - 1812...

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