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A Chapel Planning Process that Engages Students

“In chapel now, there’s not nearly as much talking or goofing around or being late,” says Ben Dykhouse in an interview conducted by Joan Huyser-Honig for the Calvin Institute of... read more >

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The key to keeping teens in the church: Engage them

Too frequently, marginalized teens “graduate” from church and may not return for decades, if ever. To change that pattern, churches need to provide opportunities for youth to get involved, says... read more >

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Improving Worship in Christian High School Chapels

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, dedicated to renewing worship in faith communities, hosts annual symposia on worship for worship leaders. The 2012 symposium included a seminar on worship planning... read more >

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Symposium presents ideas for Improving chapel services

The consensus from a 2012 symposium on high school chapel services: Make chapel planning more collaborative. The symposium, held at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, which promotes worship renewal,... read more >

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Teaching youth A New Way to pray

Ontario Christian High School in California immersed its students in multicultural and diverse ways of worshipping God. They learned the “you to do God” prayer pattern, which gives God a... read more >

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On Being Uncomfortable in Multicultural Chapel Worship

When Ontario Christian High School students took on planning a dramatic script for a worship service, the appeal to fellow students was broad, but participating student leaders felt uncomfortable with... read more >

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Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes

The traditional Holy Land village home from the time of King David until the Second World War consisted of two rooms – one for guests and one for the family.... read more >

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Professors Slow to Adopt Digital Learning While Online Spiritual Formation Grows

Most professors think that the quality of online education is inferior to face-to-face education, and two-thirds of those surveyed have never published scholarship digitally, according to two 2012 surveys. Meanwhile,... read more >

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Faith is a transformation, not a list of rules

Lists of dos and don’ts, even if biblically derived, are only moralistic. While they may manage behavior, they don’t lead to conversions of heart from a worldly to a spiritual... read more >

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Become a church anthropologist with free e-book

When we attend a worship service at a church other than our own, we are present there not just as a parishioner but also as an anthropoligist, an observer of... read more >

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Rose and Cal promote shared joy with religious humor across traditions

The first Ahead of the Trend in 2019 celebrates two couples who have never given up hope that understanding can make...

Disruption, Death and the Old Testament

The Old Testament has its roots in two great disruptions: the collapse of the Late Bronze Age geopolitical system and...

Great Faith Hand in Hand with Great Sleep, Says Study

 A strong faith could be the key to a good night’s sleep, according to a study released this week in the Journal...

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