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What would you do if you thought you only had a few months left to live?

What would you do if you thought you only had a few months left to live?

What would you do if you thought you only had a few months left to live? For Mark Zabawa, the answer was easy: chase tornadoes. In “The Last Storm,” the new Op-Doc by director Liam Saint-Pierre, Mark teams up with his young friend Mike to go zigzagging across the Midwest in a boisterous search for tornado sightings, the weather enthusiast’s holy grail.

How Change Happens, In Generational Time

How Change Happens, In Generational Time

“Our discomfort and our grappling is not a sign of failure. It’s a sign that we’re living at the edge of our imaginations.” –America Ferrera

Listen to On Being with America Ferrera and John Paul Lederach

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Do you need time to reflect and gain perspective on your ministry?

Do you need time to reflect and gain perspective on your ministry?

The Reflective Leadership Grant program offers lay and ordained Christian leaders up to $15,000 to step away from their current work to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps. [More details]

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Being ‘Spiritual’ Is Never Enough

Being ‘Spiritual’ Is Never Enough

"I was keenly aware that I didn’t have any of it. In and of myself, I had nothing adequate for what was facing us at the time. I had only the faithfulness of Jesus Christ."

Baptism and Ecology: The Search for a Rite that Connects the Dots

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25 Favorite Hymns of Progressive Christians from Chuck McKnight and Patheos

"I recently asked, “What Hymns Still Work for You as a Progressive Christian?” And the response was amazing! Y’all came out of the woodwork to let me know what hymns you love. (And on the whole, it seems we progressive Christians do still love our hymns!) Since I received so much feedback (roughly 750 nominations that I counted), I figured I should tally them up and share the most popular examples, with a bit of brief commentary on each." Read More

 

Here is the list of the 26 top hymns among Progressive Christians with resources, sermon helps and historical information from Hymnary.org

 

Warsaw New York Pastor, Barbara Therese Enjoys Sabbatical with Lilly Endowment

Warsaw New York Pastor, Barbara Therese Enjoys Sabbatical with Lilly Endowment

For more than half a decade, Rev. Dr. Barbara Therese, pastor of the United Church of Warsaw, New York (not Poland) has brought uplifting stories of hope and unending love to local parishioners, offering up her encouragement and support and serving, when needed, as a shoulder to cry on.

Today, she leaves that all behind — though, certainly, just for a little while thanks to a Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program grant. [Read More].

South Korean Christians Pray For Reunification

South Korean Christians Pray For Reunification

"My students had many questions about the role of religion in the land of K-pop, including Christianity’s involvement in either promoting or preventing improved relations between the North and South. Even though half of all South Koreans are religiously unaffiliated, Christianity has had an outsized influence in the country.

Is Your Religious Organization Included in the US Religion Census?

Is Your Religious Organization Included in the US Religion Census?

Dates & Time: 
Jun 01, 2018 to Jan 01, 2020

Every decade the US Religion Census tries to include additional religious groups, making the US Religion Census increasingly accurate. The 236 groups that took part in 2010 are listed online. If you know of other faith groups that would like to participate and be included in this census effort, please send us the group’s contact information or contact person.

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Faith Poverty and Action

Faith Poverty and Action

David Beckmann, Simone Campbell, and Ruth W. Messinger, with Lisa Sharon Harper moderating, discuss faith, poverty, and action, as part of the 2018 CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop. [Watch now].

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Conservative Commencement Address 

"Harvard professor Danielle Allen's commence address at Pomona College was among the best at this year's graduations,...

A Sea of iPhones in Churches - Is It A Good Thing?

Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry delivered at the royal wedding a few weeks ago drew notice around the world for its...

All Over The World Young People Tend To Be Less Religious

"Recent surveys have found that younger adults are far less likely than older generations to identify with a...

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