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Five Hopeful Signs For U.S. Congregations House Building Neighbors Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Lightstock 31670

The number of Americans with no religious affiliation continues to rise. Fewer young people are going to church. And the effects of recession have placed greater burdens on religious institutions in a time of shrinking resources.

 

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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.

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.

The Changing Nature of Worship Lilly foundation Insights into Religion U.S. Congregational Life Survey

A church in Illinois streams video of a sermon from the home church miles away and displays it on a large screen.  A church in California offers half a dozen “video cafes,” each featuring different types of worship music to correspond to the different tastes of its participants. These are just a few of the changes taking place as U.S. congregations grapple with new technologies and contemporary idioms in worship.

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.

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The Works of Dr. John Tillotson, Late Archbishop of Canterbury. Vol. 04-10. by Tillotson, John,... More >   Whole Works of the Rev. John Howe, M.A. with a Memoir of the Author. Vol. VI.  After... More >
The Henry Luce Foundation made a major grant in Summer 2014 to continue support for the Henry Luce... More > This Faith Communities Today (FACT) study compares the responses of more than 14,000 pastors,... More >

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$80 Million to Support 11 Human Services Agencies

The Lilly Foundation: Grants totaling $80 million to 11 human-services agencies that serve people with disabilities and...

Landrum Bolling, Earlham College Past president Passes At 104

Landrum Bolling, a 15-year president of Earlham College who also worked to achieve peace in the Middle East, has died...

Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 - 08:00 am
The annual Calvin Symposium on Worship is a three-day conference held in January and sponsored

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