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Prayer and Preparedness During a Disaster Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

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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Prayer and Preparedness During a Disaster Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

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.

Understanding church context could be key to congregational change Unslash photo by Karl Frederickson

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

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

With its emphasis on an expressive spirituality, contemporary worship may be one of the most promising avenues for congregational growth.

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The blues, which have so profoundly shaped American popular music – from jazz and rhythm &... More > The Association of Religion Data Archives offers an online dictionary of religious terms. ARDA... More >

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2018 National Congregations Study in Process

  Mark Chaves, Professor of Sociology, Religious Studies, and Divinity & Director, National Congregations...

Silence is Not An Option

"Hate has a history. And it extends into the present. Hate has a religious history. And that religious history also...

Baptist General Convention of Texas Receives $1 million in Grant Money From the Lilly Foundation

"The Baptist General Convention of Texas received a $1 million implementation grant from the Lilly Endowment to...

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