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Facing Death With Faith

Kayla Mueller's beautiful letter to her family while being held by ISIS is an eloquent testament of faith in the midst of adversity that continues to inspire after her death.

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10 Tips To Help Pastors Boost Their Twitter Presence

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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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Ten essential skills the next generation of religious leaders will need

Some skills are time-tested, such as listening and collaborating, but tomorrow’s religious leaders will also need to be entrepreneurial and communicate in new ways.

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The Challenges of Writing a Sermon — And Tips For Sermon Preparation

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.

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Thanksgiving Sermon Ideas and Tips for Worship Planning

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Knowing that many of our visitors are in the midst of Thanksgiving worship planning, we searched our affiliate group sites for great resources and articles for worship and sermon topics. We hope these links to resources will stimulate your own creative thinking and generate fresh Thanksgiving worship ideas this season.

Grand View University receives $1 million Lilly Endowment Grant

Grand View University receives $1 million Lilly Endowment Grant

Grand View University received a nearly $1 million grant to establish a program that supports rural religious leaders, the organization announced October, 2018. Lilly Endowment Inc., an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation, awarded Grand View $996,038. The grant is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry initiative that supports religious organizations across the nation. [Read more].

Poetry From The On Being Gathering

Poetry From The On Being Gathering

Poetry from the On Being Gathering by Marilyn Nelson. This year, we were thrilled to host our very first On Being Gathering. We greeted each day with verse from some of our most beloved poets — and now we’d like to share these delightful moments with all of you. Here is how Marilyn Nelson opened our Sunday morning. [Listen now at On Being].

International Peacemaker on Syrian Refugee Crisis at Union Seminary

International Peacemaker on Syrian Refugee Crisis at Union Seminary

Dr. Mary Mikhael, a native of Syria, will visit Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond October 3, 2018, to address the growing humanitarian crisis and the challenges that religious groups face as they seek to bring hope, peace, and reconciliation in this war-torn region. [Read more].

Discovering Hope in the Valley of Dry Bones

Discovering Hope in the Valley of Dry Bones

Struggling in the valley of dry bones?

Listen and subscribe to Faith & Leadership's podcast, Can These Bones. The Rev. Laura Everett and the Rev. Bill Lamar talk to leaders inside and outside of the church, finding where others are discovering hope and seeing Christian institutions thrive. [Listen now}.

The Heart of a Servant and Faith Like a Child

The Heart of a Servant and Faith Like a Child

Here are some sermon resources and art work for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 23, 2018 (Year B) from the Liturgy Letter:

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$1 Million Grant Helps Rural Clergy to Thrive and Flourish

Campbell University has received a grant of $995,627 to help establish the Fellowship for Clergy in Rural and...

Sermon Resources by Carl Dudley

 The Christian Ministry magazineThe Layperson's-eye View--January/February 1999The Common Touch--November/December...

Lilly Endowment Grant Supports Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church has an important partner as it responds to shifts in the religious landscape. In 2018, the Lilly...

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