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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.

 

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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.

In moving traditional churches to embrace new forms of worship, experts say start small and be sure to communicate.

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.

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 blues, which have so profoundly shaped American popular music – from jazz and rhythm &... More > The Association of Religion Data Archives offers an online dictionary of religious terms. ARDA... More >
"We are wired to be outside. In her new book, "The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier,... More > This Faith Communities Today (FACT) study compares the responses of more than 14,000 pastors,... More >

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Five Nationally Recognized Artists Invited to Propose a Sculpture for Fort Wayne, Indiana

Five nationally recognized artists were invited to propose a sculpture for the entrance to the future Promenade Park in...

Lilly Foundation Gives a Boost to Notre Dame's Record Breaking Fundraising

The University of Notre Dame has received $138.1 million in research funding for fiscal year (FY) 2017, surpassing the...

$25 million Lilly Foundation Grant Funds Innovative Recruitment Strategy Designed to Attract Top Scientists

As part of the initiative, the Indiana University School of Medicine will look to hire biomedical scientists whose work...

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