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Sizing Up The Competition Insights into Religion News Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Church Sanctuary Christianity

When it comes to church size, bigger is not always better.

 

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Tradition puts spotlight on gift of music Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

Appreciation for music’s vital role in ministry is the impetus behind Choir Anniversary, a tradition in many black churches. The African American Lectionary provides resources for congregations planning the celebration.

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.

Understanding church context could be key to congregational change Unslash photo by Karl Frederickson

Studying a congregation's narrative, experts say, helps shape a church's future.

Help For Faith Communities After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy Prayer and Preparedness During a Disaster Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

Natural disasters, like the massive tornado that struck Oklahoma, can devastate entire communities and sometimes shake our faith, whether we are directly affected or not. Many ask why God would allow such tragedy, or wonder if the disaster is God’s punishment.

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Lilly Fellows Program Network Exchange Program grants are designed to allow Network member... More > This Faith Communities Today (FACT) study compares the responses of more than 14,000 pastors,... More >
The Association of Religion Data Archives offers an online dictionary of religious terms. ARDA... More > The blues, which have so profoundly shaped American popular music – from jazz and rhythm &... More >

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Do You Have An Opinion? Pitch Your Documentary to the New York Times

Do you have an opinion and a way to make a documentary film about it? Pitch you short documentary film to the New York...

The Psychology of Self-Righteousness with Jonathan Haidt On Being

“When it comes to moral judgments, we think we are scientists discovering the truth, but actually we are lawyers...

2018 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program Details Now Available

In the 2018 Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program and the 2018 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program for...

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