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African American Worship Resources

This selection of worship resources provided by the African American Lectionary program is intended to enhance the African American worship experience. Resources are specific to weekly lectionary readings and are... read more >

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Lectionary Ideas for African American Churches

The African American Lectionary offers resources that include culturally relevant readings, videos, music, poetry, projects and reference works for each weekly lectionary reading. The quantity and type of cultural resources... read more >

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African American Year One Lectionary Readings

The African American Lectionary offers commentary and resources for Year One Common Lectionary readings. Commentary includes cultural context appropriate to the African American community, biblical commentary sensitive to African American... read more >

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African American Year Three Lectionary Readings

This resource offers commentary and resources for Year Three Common Lectionary readings. Commentary includes cultural context appropriate to the African American community, biblical commentary sensitive to African American history and... read more >

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African American Lectionary Resources

The African American Lectionary, a collaborative project of the African American Pulpit and the Baptist College of Nashville, provides readings, biblical interpretation and prophetic and priestly application of scripture presented... read more >

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Religion and the Internet

The Wabash Center, which supports teachers of religion and theology in higher education through meetings and workshops, grants, consultants, a journal and other resources, offers this set of articles and... read more >

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Knowing why people worship helps pastors reach them

Why people seek out worship services, what kinds of services people seek, and what people experience in worship, based on the findings of the 2001 U.S. Congregational Life Survey, is... read more >

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The Changing Nature of Worship

A church in Illinois streams video of a sermon from the home church miles away and displays it on a large screen.  A church in California offers half a dozen “video cafes,” each featuring different types of worship music to correspond to the different tastes of its participants. These are just a few of the changes taking place as U.S. congregations grapple with new technologies and contemporary idioms in worship.

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Beyond the worship wars; creative ideas for renewing church services

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

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Quaker Meeting God in Holy Silence

Meeting God in Holy Silence Quaker Practionter Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation Grants

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.

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Faith and Work

Industry leaders, CEOs, and trustees from the Fuller community reflect on evolving opportunities at the intersection of...

Is America a Christian Nation? Should it Be?

“Christianity, or any branch of it, loses its Christian character when its self-proclaimed supporters outnumber and...

Reflective Leadership Grants Offer Christian Leaders "Balcony Time"

"Balcony time" is to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps. Clergy or lay leaders...

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