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Digital Media Give Churches a Longer Reach: Case Study

The Community of Hope AME Church targets the hip-hop generation by adapting its methods and tools to match its target: Traditional gospel hymns are sung to a “go-go” beat; the... read more >


The Power of Mission Focus

When a college dropout told Deborah Bial that he would have stayed in college if he had his posse with him, inspiration hit. Bial initiated a program aimed at identifying... read more >


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 >


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 >


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.


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...

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