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Launched in 2007, Hymnary.org is a searchable online hymn and worship music database for worship leaders, hymnologists, scholars, musicians and hymn...

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Christians coming together in practical ways

When Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore put on a clerical collar in 1977 — her senior year in college — and began working as a hospital chaplain she learned something the classroom didn’t teach. Physical actions mattered.

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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.

When it comes to social media, congregations and clergy trail behind most other organizations and individuals.

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

Twitter and Facebook help churches reach new audiences.

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New Organ Can Mimic the Sound of an Ojibwe Flute

Early in the project, church leaders asked the Casavant sound engineers to build a set of pipes that could mimic the...

Wisdom Meets Technology

The monastery’s turnaround has become a testament to what’s possible when ancient wisdom meets new technology -- as...

Following Merton into a "Useless Life" A Monk's Memoir

A life centered around prayer and baking fruitcakes (one of the main sources of revenue for the Abbey of Gethsemani)...

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