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The Challenges of Writing a Sermon — And Tips For Sermon Preparation Insights into Religion

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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All Lives Matter, Religion and the Police

  A Christianity Today article explore how religion influences views of the police and how they are doing their...

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A Washington Post article reports, "The justices agreed with a lower court that Barronnelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s...

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  The $750,000 grant awarded to Church Law & Tax (CLT) by Lilly Endowment Inc. focuses on the National...

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