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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.

Megachurch attenders participate more actively than most people assume, a new study shows.

Prevailing culture often casts teenagers as alienated from religion, if not downright hostile to it. To believe some movie depictions, teenagers are rebellious Pagans-in-the-making, more interested in witchcraft than mission trips. But a four-year national study of youth and religion arrives at a different conclusion.  The study, which included interviews with more than 3,000 U.S. teenagers, finds that a majority of today’s young people see religion as a positive influence on their lives and the lives of their community. Moreover, they have no desire to cast off the faith of their upbringing.

“Meet Your Neighbors: Interfaith FACTs,”  by Faith Communities Today, offers a comparative look at the beliefs and practices of Christian, Jewish and Muslim congregations across the United States.

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Lilly Endowment Recipients Combine Forces in New Affiliation

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, the Indianapolis Center for Congregations and Christian Theological...

What Catholics Really Think: ARDA Poll Available Online

The Association of Religion Data Archives' "American Catholic Laity Poll" contains many questions on pressing issues in...

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Applications for the 2015 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs are now available. Deadline is April 15 and decisions...

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