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Beyond the worship wars; creative ideas for renewing church services

In moving traditional churches to embrace new forms of worship, experts say start small and be sure to communicate.

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Structure (Word) and Spontaneity (Spirit) in Pentecostalism

Noting that Harvest Rock Church founded Harvest International Ministries and the School of Ministry to establish an institutional base from which to disseminate its Pentecostal-Charismatic message to the world, sociologist... read more >

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Finding the Right Seminary

Staci Imes knew she wanted to study at a seminary with a strong commitment to social justice.  She knew she wanted a program focused on training ministers, rather than scholars.  And while she’s committed to her denomination, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), she relishes the idea of studying with people from different traditions. But which seminary was for her?

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Mysticism and Identity Formation in Pentecostalism

Using data from the Pentecostal Toronto, which occurred during the mid-1990s, this article analyzes the role that religious experience plays in the formation of selfhood. Particularly, it addresses how the... read more >

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The Impact of Pentecostalism on the Institutional Church

The so-called “Toronto Blessing” is a movement of the Holy Spirit within the Pentecostal movement that began in Toronto in 1994. Within Pentecostal circles, the Toronto Blessing represents the latest... read more >

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The Pentecostal Movement

Pentecostals expect Christ to establish the 1,000-year reign described in Revelation 20:1-7. They believe Christians will be removed from the earth before the period of tribulation that will precede Christ’s... read more >

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Christian education programs vital to congregational health

Some churches are seeing a consumer mentality when it comes to religious education. The trend highlights the importance of preparing Christian educators for the future.

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Pentecostalism in the World Context

Pentecostalism did not exist in 1906. Today, however, it is the second largest communion of Christians in the world, yet it is largely ignored by the majority of religious scholars.... read more >

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Wabash Center fosters teaching excellence

Teaching religion and theology to today’s university and seminary students becomes more complicated in the Internet age. The Wabash Center in Indiana stands ready to assist faculty with a variety of resources.

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Variations in How Pastors Practice Leadership

Some 30 percent of female clergy see themselves as agents of empowerment whose role is to encourage their lay leaders to make and implement decisions for the church. Only 8... read more >

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Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists for 2018

Eight of the county’s most accomplished and philanthropic teens are in the running for a full-ride scholarship.The...

How to Help with A Religious Response to Global Warming

"The mission of Interfaith Power & Light is to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming...

Sharing Deep Stories Despite Politics

“We all have deep stories, whatever our politics, but we’re not fully aware of them. They’re dreamlike and are told...

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