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Studying a congregation's narrative, experts say, helps shape a church's future.

 

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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.

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.

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Understanding what worship, fasting, prayer and charity mean in other faith traditions can uncover... More > In an innovative move, the Christian Reformed Church created the opportunity for groups of clergy... More >
Faith community civic participation can bond groups together and/or bridge between groups. Bonding... More > While churches say they have lots of ideas and openness to trying new things, less than one third... More >

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Significance of Storytelling

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New Organ Can Mimic the Sound of an Ojibwe Flute

Early in the project, church leaders asked the Casavant sound engineers to build a set of pipes that could mimic the...

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