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Faith as Articulated Through The Marketplace & Celebrity

Faith as Articulated Through The Marketplace & Celebrity

Consuming Religion, by Kathryn Lofton: "A wide-ranging and thought-provoking account of religion and spirituality in America explores how faith is articulated through the marketplace and celebrity, says Torkel Brekke."
 

Paying Attention and Getting Distracted

Paying Attention and Getting Distracted

"I offer an account of this Christian prehistory of attention and distraction in my book, “Death Be Not Proud: The Art of Holy Attention.” Although I wrote the book as a Renaissance scholar, while working on it I was constantly reminded of the topic’s relevance in contemporary life. What has intrigued me most then and now is the cultural values we associate with distraction and attention.
 

Faithful Measures Deepen Understanding of Religion by David Briggs

Faithful Measures Deepen Understanding of Religion by David Briggs

In a new book, “Faithful Measures: New Methods in the Measurement of Religion,” leading religion researchers across academic disciplines explore an array of evolving new tools and measures that can help deepen understanding of the role of religion in public and private lives today.

Leadership on the Rugby Field

Leadership on the Rugby Field

"On weekdays, rugby players and a mosaic of neighborhood people from different racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds shared a turf American football field in the community park. The two fields were vastly different -- the one down the block reflecting the diversity of the neighborhood, the one outside my apartment reflecting homogeneity. The neighborhood field brought together the leadership ability, creativity, intellect and elite skills of the best athletes in different sports for the good of the others.

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Discussing Sermon Texts: New Breathing Spaces

Describe a successful classroom teaching tactic that could be replicated by other instructors. Discussing Sermon Texts: New Breathing Spaces Susan K. Hedahl, Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary The context: Homiletics courses using the... read more >

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Center for Congregations Sermon Resources

Center For Congregations

   The Center for Congregations works to strengthen Indiana congregations by hosting events and workshops and seeking out and sharing the latest resources available to congregations. While its work is based in Indiana, the Center shares its findings and educational material with congregations everywhere on its website, and through its newsletter, Centerpiece, and its blog, Centerview. 
  Resources for small membership congregations. 
What if there was a way to solve your congregation’s most pressing problem? What if an approach exists that will solve something that was intractable, unmovable, resistant to all your efforts? Would you be interested? Or would you be hesitant, possibly suspicious? There is an approach that can help you solve an arduous challenge, and the solution already exists in your community. This approach has been used in many spheres of life, including nutrition, health care and education. Yet it hasn’t been translated to spiritual life or the flourishing of congregations. This document will introduce you to the untapped approach called positive deviance. http://thecrg.org/content/files/Positive-Deviance.pdf
   Congregational Resource Guide: The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help congregational leaders find resources to address their individual needs. The tool allows you to search and save articles and relevant information, and create a workspace for your congregation. 
 

Taylor Brown and Logan Harmeyer Will Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships

Taylor Brown and Logan Harmeyer Will Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships

Taylor Brown and Logan Harmeyer were selected from 68 applicants in the county by a committee with the Wayne County Foundation. This is the second consecutive year a student from Richmond (two recipients in 2017) has been selected and the second time in three years (2016) one from Lincoln has earned the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.

Former Winner Serves on the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Selection

Former Winner Serves on the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Selection

Matt Henry is the Equity Team Leader for Old National Wealth Management, managing $1 billion in assets. On the side, he serves on the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Selection Committee, helping make decisions that will have big financial impacts on Delaware County students. As a Yorktown High School student, Henry was a Lilly Endowment winner himself, so he’s familiar with the significance. “That scholarship was unbelievably important to me,” Henry s

Five ways faith can reduce bullying and empower victims

Five ways faith can reduce bullying and empower victims

"Developing moral consciences: A separate international study of high school students found that moral disengagement, including vilifying the victim and absolving oneself of personal responsibility, was the most powerful risk factor for going online to repeatedly attack others."

Developing a moral conscience is just one of the things congregations can do to support young people in the community. [Read more on the ARDA website].

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