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Tradition puts spotlight on gift of music Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

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.

 

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Racial Diversity Increasing In U.S. Congregations African American  Caucasian Hands Joining Lilly Foundation Funding Insights Into Religion News

Martin Luther King’s once said 11 a.m. Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America.

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.

Economic Woes May Lead To Seminary Consolidation Church Building Gravestones Grave Yard Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

A contracting national economy may lead to a contracting of theological schools, too.

Nonprofit Provides Seminary Boards With Tools For Success Piles of Money Dollars Cash  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

In today’s economy, a well-trained and properly focused governing board can mean the difference between a seminary staying afloat – thriving, even – and having a dire fate. Theological schools throughout North America have turned for help on this to In Trust.

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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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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 - 08:00 am
The annual Calvin Symposium on Worship is a three-day conference held in January and sponsored

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