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The abundance of resources available on the Web requires a new level of discipline.  After nearly 30 years in the ministry, the Rev. G. Lee Ramsey Jr. knows writing sermons week after week isn’t easy. It’s not so much writers’ block, he says. The hard part is creating a focused sermon that gives the congregation something to chew on.

 

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The abundance of resources available on the Web requires a new level of discipline.  After nearly 30 years in the ministry, the Rev. G. Lee Ramsey Jr. knows writing sermons week after week isn’t easy. It’s not so much writers’ block, he says. The hard part is creating a focused sermon that gives the congregation something to chew on.

St. Paul says Christians are to “pray without ceasing.”  One Quaker practitioner says holy silence — a way of listening to God — is one way to do that.

When it comes to church size, bigger is not always better.

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.

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Answering A Call For Help

Anyone who belongs to a large, extended family network that includes people living in poverty knows about that phone...

Children Worship Bibliography

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship has compiled an extensive selected bibliography of books about children and...

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