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Practicing Daily Prayer: Four Examples

This brief article by Kimberly Winston outlines the discipline of daily prayer as practiced by four Christian leaders: Tony Campolo, founder of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education;... read more >

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Having This Ministry – A Sermon

Ministry is not easy; it often comes with sharp pain and torment. Yet 70 percent of the active clergy interviewed for the National Clergy Survey say they have never doubted... read more >

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Sizing up the competition

Sizing Up The Competition Insights into Religion News Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Church Sanctuary Christianity

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

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Contemporary Worship a Boon to Churches

Contemporary Worship a Boon to Churches Youth Music Christianity Stained Glass Lilly Foundation Funding Insights Into Religion News

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

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Tradition puts spotlight on gift of music

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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Pay Attention to Worship Services

The worship service is often the first opportunity for a potential new member to connect with a faith community. According to the findings of the 2001 U.S. Congregational Life Survey,... read more >

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Developing an African American Lectionary

The African American Lectionary project, funded by the Lilly Endowment, is an online lectionary offering commentaries, cultural tools, and worship resources for the Black Church in America. In this interview,... read more >

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Congregational Life in the Developing World

One hundred years ago, 80 percent of Christians were either Europeans or North Americans. Today, they make up only 40 percent, with the remaining 60 percent coming from Asia, Africa... read more >

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Singing as a Christian Practice

There is something about human beings that needs to make music. Much is shared in the act of singing that goes beyond the words and melody alone. What and how... read more >

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The Challenge of Belonging

Most people think their congregation is warm and friendly. However, according to the U.S. Congregational Life Survey, in the average congregation, only 19 percent say that most of their closest... read more >

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Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to share W. Sibley Towner's Prayers that Sing & Stir the Heart

Study of the Torah   O God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob — for generations now, our ancestors in the faith have...

ARDA GlobalPlus: Religion and Nationalistic Politics in India

One of the most important test cases of religious and political nationalism is unfolding in India, where a political...

Anglican Archbishop’s Lenten prayer book Written by a Catholic Priest

For those that have followed the close collaboration and friendship between Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury...

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