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Planning For Lent, Palm Sunday, Easter Helpful Ideas For An Inspiring Holy Season Cross Jesus Lilly Foundation Funding Insights Into Religion News

Knowing that preachers and teachers are in the midst of worship and sermon planning, we searched our affiliate group sites for great resources and inspiring articles about worship and sermon topics.

 

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

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.

Meeting God in holy silence Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation Christianity

St. Paul says Christians are to “pray without ceasing.”  One Quaker practitioner says holy silence — a way of listening to God — is one way to do that.

Contemporary Worship a Boon to Churches Youth Music Christianity Stained Glass Lilly Foundation Funding Insights Into Religion News

With its emphasis on an expressive spirituality, contemporary worship may be one of the most promising avenues for congregational growth.

So Much Better: How Peer Support Can Revive Pastors' Passion Insights Into Religion News Lilly Foundation Funding Holding Hands Together Suits

In 2004, after nearly three decades as a pastor, the Rev. John Terpstra found himself straining to find joy and meaning in what he did for a living. He was in his early-50s and wondered what would come next.

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"We are wired to be outside. In her new book, "The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier,... More > The Association of Religion Data Archives offers an online dictionary of religious terms. ARDA... More >
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Scenes From Holy Week

This week, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus Christ—his...

Encouraging Youth To Engage and Study Theology

Getting high school students interested in theology sounds like a pretty tall order. In the age of “nones” and “...

Duke Expands Research on America's Religious Congregations

Duke receives $1.5 million grant to study America's evolving congregations. Research from Lilly Endowment grant...

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Mon, May 8, 2017 - 07:30 pm
A practical presentation of beginning improvisational techniques. Dutch organist, Arjan Breukhoven, is the presenter.

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