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A competitive marketplace is forcing churches to embrace business practices to court fickle churchgoers.

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The abundance of resources available on the Web requires a new level of discipline.  After nearly 30 years in the ministry, the Rev. G. Lee Ramsey Jr. knows writing sermons week after week isn’t easy. It’s not so much writers’ block, he says. The hard part is creating a focused sermon that gives the congregation something to chew on.

Websites, Facebook and other tools are helping churches stay connected to their members and reach out to the wider community.

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Many people abandon Twitter shortly after opening an account. But if you stick with it, it will bear fruit.

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Conservative Commencement Address 

"Harvard professor Danielle Allen's commence address at Pomona College was among the best at this year's graduations,...

A Sea of iPhones in Churches - Is It A Good Thing?

Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry delivered at the royal wedding a few weeks ago drew notice around the world for its...

All Over The World Young People Tend To Be Less Religious

"Recent surveys have found that younger adults are far less likely than older generations to identify with a...

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