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Practical Theology Examines How People Live Out Their Faith Children sitting On A Bluff James Nieman Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Often relegated to specialists, theology can better be understood as a process of recognizing a church’s distinctive practices.

 

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Latest Census Of U.S. Congregations Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights Into Religion News U.S. Map of Religion

A decennial research project released May 1, 2012 shows Mormons, Muslims and nondenominational Christians are on the rise; however, it also indicates that less than 50 percent of Americans are claimed by a congregation.

The Changing Nature of Worship Lilly foundation Insights into Religion U.S. Congregational Life Survey

A church in Illinois streams video of a sermon from the home church miles away and displays it on a large screen.  A church in California offers half a dozen “video cafes,” each featuring different types of worship music to correspond to the different tastes of its participants. These are just a few of the changes taking place as U.S. congregations grapple with new technologies and contemporary idioms in worship.

The Amazon Effect: Worshippers flocking to larger churches Lilly Foundation Insights into Religion View of Lakewood Church, Houston

Is the mom-and-pop church becoming obsolete? Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America’s consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America’s faithful.

Managing Conflict Constructively Church Members Finances Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Sitting in a Circle Christianity

Left to fester, conflict can lead church members to leave, finances to plummet, faith to be forever lost. It doesn’t have to be this way.

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