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Changes Today: Celebrating 500 Years of Protestant Reformation Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Organ Museum www.AbodeofChaos.org)

"The 500 year milestone brings up questions, "Why is mainline Protestant Christianity on the wane? What are Catholic-Protestant relations like today? Is there still such a thing as the “Protestant work ethic”? How do contemporary Protestants understand Luther’s record of misogyny and public anti-Semitism? And what of the Counter-Reformation, the Catholic reaction to Luther’s critiques? How are the changes that it brought felt in contemporary Catholicism?" [Read more from Religion Link a site for Journalists and Researchers]. 

 

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Aging Congregations May Be Churches' Biggest Concern Senior Citizens Older People Stainglass Church  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Unless current social trends change, Mainline Protestant churches will face an even bigger drop-off in coming years.

Distinct Identity Helps Churches Remain Vibrant Church Steeples Cathedral Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Mainline Protestants scored lower than other Christian groups when it comes to distinctiveness.

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

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.

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$80 Million to Support 11 Human Services Agencies

The Lilly Foundation: Grants totaling $80 million to 11 human-services agencies that serve people with disabilities and...

Landrum Bolling, Earlham College Past president Passes At 104

Landrum Bolling, a 15-year president of Earlham College who also worked to achieve peace in the Middle East, has died...

Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

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