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Details, Details: Why a Worship Service's In-between Words Matter

A worship leader, says Heidi De Jonge, pastor of Westside Fellowship Christian Reformed Church in Kingston, Ontario, is like a tour guide. A good tour guide leads and instructs, makes... read more >

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Proclaiming the Psalms

We live in what has been termed the "age of the Spirit," where our grandparents lived in the "age of the Word." Today, Christian expression has more to do with... read more >

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Planning for Lent, Palm Sunday, Easter: Helpful ideas for an inspiring holy season

Knowing that preachers and teachers are in the midst of worship and sermon planning, we searched our affiliate group sites for great resources and inspiring articles about worship and sermon topics. We hope these links to resources will enliven and inspire your own creative thinking about Lent, Palm Sunday, and Easter.

Calvin Symposium 2014 features focus on prayer

Calvin Symposium 2014 features focus on prayer

Approximately 1,600 attendees of the Calvin Institute's 2014 Symposium came to Grand Rapids in early February from around the globe, including some 130 attendees from 30 countries outside the U.S. Throughout the conference the themes of Exodus were sounded over and over again in worship and workshops and seminars and panel discussions and countless informal conversations over meals and coffee and tea on and off campus.

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Inspiration for churches at Lent

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, which promotes the study of Christian worship and the renewal of worship in Christian faith communities, has prepared several resources to support the worshipful... read more >

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Bible stories losing relevance; what can pastors do about it?

When Luther Seminary professor David Lose assigned his students to interview two persons from their home congregations and ask them what Bible stories provide them with comfort or courage when... read more >

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Children's Faith, Doubt and Silence

During a three-year longitudinal study launched by the Fuller Youth Institute, a parent with three post–high school...

Sermons For Those Struggling with Depression

On Sunday, before worshippers at Washington's National Cathedral, Michael Gerson, Washington Post columnist, delivered...

Lilly Endowment Launchs the Seventh Phase of its Giving Indiana Funds

"Last fall, Lilly Endowment launched the seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative (GIFT VII),...

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