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Dec. 16, 2019

Christmas Was Not Always Like This (Part Two: Christmas in Early America)

Not everyone celebrated Christmas in America’s early colonies. Learn more about how Christmas became established in America in part two of our three-part series on the history of Christmas.
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Dec. 13, 2019

Christmas Was Not Always Like This (Part One: The Beginnings of Christmas)

The story of how Christmas has been celebrated in Christian history contains surprises for most of us. Read the first of our three-part series on the history of Christmas.
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Dec. 06, 2019

How to Host an Intergenerational Art Event at Your Church

This breakthrough practice is for anyone in your neighborhood to come together and share an experience around art.
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Dec. 03, 2019

Learning to Listen – See Faithful Innovation in Action

Training from Luther Seminary introduced faithful innovation concepts to two Wisconsin churches. Watch their story and learn more.
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Nov. 21, 2019

Watch Mary Hess’ Boston College Presentation: “Finding Faith in the Maelstrom – Storytelling as a Source of Hope”

“We know who we are in relation to God in large measure by the stories we share.”
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Nov. 14, 2019

Lessons in Innovation from the Old Testament

Cameron Howard points to the Old Testament as a valuable resource for understanding times of change and the need for innovation.
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Oct. 29, 2019

Forgive Us Our Debt (Part Two)

Does Good Debt = Good People? Read part two of Katherine Shaner’s look at the difference God’s grace can make in the way we think about our money and our debts.
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Oct. 23, 2019

Immigration and Christianity: Walls, Exiles, and Migration

Immigration is a top-of-mind issue in the U.S. and around the globe. What effect does it have on our faith lives? And in what ways are immigration issues addressed in the Bible? Learn more.
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Oct. 17, 2019

Innovation: From Buzzword to Renewal

As innovation becomes a buzzword, it’s easy for church leaders to reduce it to a trend. But how might it play a powerful role in renewal?
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Sep. 17, 2019

Leading When the Economy Falters

Every congregation is impacted by the ebbs and flows of the economy that surrounds it. Particularly when things change relatively fast, how do we respond?