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Youth, Faith and Adults

Like youth, adults “need to be able to articulate the mystery of faith as they understand it,” says Kenda Creasy Dean, professor of youth, church and culture at Princeton Theological... read more >

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How Hollywood Embraces the Holy

The 2010 Academy Awards featured a bumper crop of 2009 films built around spiritual and religious themes. In 2007, a range of movies adapted comic book superheroes for the silver... read more >

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Practicing faith in Everyday Life: some spiritual tools to help

Insights Into Religion offers the following resources and tools for congregations to help their members learn to think theologically, develop patterns of worship and practice spiritual disciplines.

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Who Uses Social Media?

Two studies provide insight into who is using social media in the larger culture and who is using those tools in religious circles. A 2010 survey by Lifeway Research indicated... read more >

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Connecting With Young Adults

First Church in Cambridge began drawing a large number of under-40 adults even though it is, in content and form, a traditional United Church of Christ congregation. Sarah Drummond interviewed... read more >

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Take Action: Include Children in Your Worship Service

Including children as a significant component of worship is one of the hallmarks of a vital congregation, according to the U.S. Congregational Life Survey. The 2001 and 2008-09 survey was... read more >

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The Role of the Church in Domestic Violence

Faith communities have a unique opportunity to either help or hurt families suffering domestic violence. Hurt comes in the form of clergy siding with the abusive spouse, usually male, to... read more >

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Low-Income Urban Mothers Desire but Resist Church Participation

Low-income urban mothers have a strong desire to have their children become involved in organized religion and develop a personal faith. However, those same parents tend to avoid church participation... read more >

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Calling Your Youth: What it Takes to Become a "Calling" Congregation

Why become a calling congregation?

Christians have historically been a people called to vocations as varied as plumber, professor, homemaker and clergy. At its essence a called vocation is practical discipleship: our humble effort to embody obedience to God in the particulars of daily life. When a congregation embraces its place in the history of encouraging faithful reflection and meaningful activity, it helps develop the faith, deepen the spirit and inspire the daily life of church members.

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A New Book Suggests Teens Are Practicing Religion in Their Own Way

A New Book Suggests Teens Are Practicing Religion in Their Own Way Insights into Religion News Lilly Foundation Grants Funding Christianity Youth

In A Faith of Their Own teens rate the personal significance of religion highly; less so the institutional part.

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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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