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Contemporary Worship a Boon to Churches Youth Music Christianity Stained Glass Lilly Foundation Funding Insights Into Religion News

With its emphasis on an expressive spirituality, contemporary worship may be one of the most promising avenues for congregational growth.

 

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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.

The number of megachurches in the United States has grown tremendously over the past 20 years, which suggests this innovative American institution has taken root and is thriving.

That Americans have embraced the Internet is no longer news. Several polls by Gallup and the Pew Research Center show that 73 percent of Americans use the Internet, and 60 percent of those have high-speed connections.

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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The Association of Religion Data Archives offers an online dictionary of religious terms. ARDA... More > The blues, which have so profoundly shaped American popular music – from jazz and rhythm &... More >
This Faith Communities Today (FACT) study compares the responses of more than 14,000 pastors,... More > Lilly Fellows Program Network Exchange Program grants are designed to allow Network member... More >

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Revolutionary Artist in Kansas and California Constructing the World’s Largest Stained Glass Window

Judson Studios is a 30-person family-run business that for the last 120 years has hewn closely to the traditional...

INC Christianity: America's Fastest Growing Christian Community

INC Christianity is led by a network of popular independent religious entrepreneurs, often referred to as “...

Muslim Pakistani Immigrants Donate $15 Million to The University of Notre Dame

“We came as immigrants, and this country has given us so much,” Mrs. Ansari said in an interview ahead of the...

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