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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.

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:

The Benefits of Awareness of Mortality

The Benefits of Awareness of Mortality

"In becoming forcibly and essentially aware of my own mortality, and of what I wished and wanted for in my life, however short it might be, priorities and omissions became strongly etched in a merciless light and what I most regretted were my silences. Of what had I ever been afraid?"

Tips on Finding Stillness

Tips on Finding Stillness

We live in a world where stillness is a dwindling resource. Where do we go to find stillness?

More and more of our personal, private space is filled with sound, much less our public space. Our lives are filled with increasing numbers of people, each of whom is entitled to express their own opinions. We live lives immersed in all these expressions. [Read More].

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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...

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...

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)...

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