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Apply for a Vital Worship Grant

Apply for a Vital Worship Grant

The Vital Worship Grants Program at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship seeks to foster vital worship in congregations, parishes and other worshiping communities in North America. This grants program is especially focused on projects that connect public worship to intergenerational faith formation and Christian discipleship. The deadline is Jan. 10, 2018.
 

49 percent of Nevada residents are highly religious but only 31 percent attend religious services

49 percent of Nevada residents are highly religious but only 31 percent attend religious services

A mass shooting is a test for any religious institution, and a massacre like the one that left 58 dead and hundreds injured in Las Vegas, even more so.
 
Hope Church, a growing multi-ethnic congregation that attracts 3,000 people each weekend, says it’s up to the challenge.
 

$1.6 million grant for Sacred Music at Notre Dame

$1.6 million grant for Sacred Music at Notre Dame

This is the program’s second grant from the Lilly Endowment, a private, philanthropic foundation that supports the causes of religion, education, and community development. The first, a $1.9 million grant in 2012, helped launch SMND. Since then, graduate students in the Master of Sacred Music and Doctor of Musical Arts programs working through SMND have expanded outreach efforts to churches across northern Indiana, including through the Notre Dame Children’s Choir.

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Sing to the Lord of Harvest: A hymn festival for Thanksgiving

  This combined service was planned by Kevin Bylsma of the Campus Chapel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and by Charlotte Larsen of the Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.   The hymns in this... read more >

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Voices on Silence From Fuller Studio

“In solitude and silence people become aware of what is actually occurring in their hearts—without incessant external stimuli, they discover who they are.” + L. Paul Jensen (PhD ’07), an adjunct... read more >

A Four points Guide on World’s Response to Refugees - Pope Francis

A Four points Guide on World’s Response to Refugees - Pope Francis

“Our shared response may be articulated by four verbs: to welcome, to protect, to promote and to integrate."  In his statement for next year’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis has offered a series of concrete proposals for world leaders to consider when drafting two forthcoming United Nations’ agreements.

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A Metaphor for Life: 'Be the bee', The Spirituality of Beekeeping

"The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others." -- St. John Chrysostom.   Watch how when liturgical candle maker Martin Marklin became curious... read more >

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New Search Engine at On Being with Krista Tippett

On Being archives can be overwhelming for new and old listeners alike. On Being with Krista Tippett aims to change that! So, they have built a new discovery tool, and need some of their most loyal listeners to help give it a test run. 
 
Using a “relationship algorithm” and human curation, On Being has tailored an experience that goes beyond topics. You can now explore new conversation threads and save crafted playlists tailored to your curiosities.
 

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Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

Poll Out on Prayers of the Non-Religious

For many non-believers, it is an instinctive response to a crisis: “Please, God.” So perhaps it should not be...

Sermons for President's Day from Indiana University

War of 1812 in the collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University:   Before the War, The War - 1812...

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