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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.


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Thanksgiving Harvest Thanks Giving Sermon Table November Worship Planning Fall Feasts Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Knowing that many of our visitors are in the midst of Thanksgiving worship planning, we searched our affiliate group sites for great resources and articles for worship and sermon topics. We hope these links to resources will stimulate your own creative thinking and generate fresh Thanksgiving worship ideas this season.

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.

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.

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.

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Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...

Explorer of the Universe, Stephen Hawkings Dies

  "Unlike me, Prof. Hawking did his best to stare into the far reaches of the universe. If anyone could have...


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