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How to ruin a sermon (or not)

By Bill Wilson, ABPNews.com ASSOCIATED BAPTIST NEWS — Good preaching comes in a myriad of forms in a multitude of settings. Don’t let anyone fool you: there is no one way to preach a sermon, as the diversity of styles that have developed over the last 2,000 years attest. There are, however, common traits that […]

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Grand Canyon University Celebrates Largest Graduating Class In Its History

A jubilant graduate shares his thoughts during Grand Canyon University’s commencement ceremony. GCU conferred more than 16,100 degrees, the most in its 64-year history. (PRNewsFoto/Grand Canyon University)

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‘iFaith’ explored at Baylor symposium

A recent Associated Baptist Press article by Ken Camp, managing editor of the Baptist Standard, spotlights the ever-growing use of communication technology and its implications for churches. ASSOCIATED BAPTIST PRESS/Ken Camp — Social media may link people across the globe, while at the same time segmenting them generationally, one of American’s foremost scholars on technology […]

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Six Months After Hurricane Sandy, Dioceses Continue to Aid Community Recovery

NEW YORK/PRNewswire—USNewswire — Six months after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the northeastern United States, washing over coastal barrier islands and causing an estimated $50 billion in wind and flood damage, the Episcopal dioceses of Easton, MD; New Jersey; Newark; New York; and Long Island are continuing to aid impacted communities and facilitate recovery efforts. […]

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More than 2,000 pastors and church workers converge on Greater Grace Temple May 8-10 to learn about 21st-century ministry

DETROIT/PRNewswire-USNewswire — The message is the same, but the methods have changed! How about having a pastor literally flying “above the stage” as he preaches in a theatrical presentation, or hosting a car show and gospel fest rolled into one? Well, more than 2,000 pastors, ministers and church staff workers from across the United States and […]

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Top 10 Smart Ways To Spend a Tax Refund

More than 1,000 ways to invest tax refund dollars are surveyed for effectiveness, using an “eROI” evaluation process.

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What would Jesus do with an extra $52 billion?

By Cathleen Falsani LOS ANGELES (RNS) – Many of today’s evangelical Christians seem to be taking to heart the words traditionally attributed to St. Francis of Assisi: “Preach the gospel at all times. When necessary, use words.” Or at least they were at the recent Q Conference here, a gathering of more than a few […]

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D.C. houses of worship compete for preservation funds

By Adelle M. Banks WASHINGTON (RNS) Four Washington houses of worship are in the running to receive preservation grants in a campaign launched Wednesday (April 24) by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. District of Columbia-area residents can vote online through May 10 at the Partners in Preservation website for their favorite […]

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Study: America faces a crisis of leadership

A new study conducted by The Barna Research Group in conjunction with Brad Lomenick, key visionary and president of Catalyst, one of America’s most influential leadership movements, has discovered that 82 percent of faith leaders today agree “the nation is facing a crisis of leadership because there are not enough good leaders now.” The results […]

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Majority of pastors doubt global warming, but recycle at church

By Russ Rankin NASHVILLE, Tenn. — While many churches are acting “green,” the majority of pastors disagree global warming is real and man-made. The percentage of skeptics has dropped since 2010, but the percentage is still higher than in 2008, according to a survey by LifeWay Research. The October 2012 survey of Protestant pastors’ views […]

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