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Stephen Prothero is an author and professor in the Department of Religion at Boston University. His website is a good introduction to this book and other material he has produced. The site...

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This resource is the website associated with “On Being”, a weekly radio show hosted by Krista Tippett, a graduate of Yale Divinity School. The website represents the broadcast with blogs and posts...

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Michael Jinkins serves as president of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He is a theologian from the Reformed perspective. He may also be the contemporary theologian that reads more...

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Since 1985, Hartford Seminary’s Hartford Institute for Religion Research has been a knowledge resource for the scholarly community, as well as places of worship. The focus is religious research. ...

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When Michelle Anthony started out as a children’s minister some twenty-five years ago, her idea of children’s ministry was a full menu of church-centered programming headed up by staff and...

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Working Preacher is a website from Luther Seminary. The website is focused on preaching. Because the emphasis is on resources for the pastor who preaches in a local congregation, it is practical,...

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An effective governance model enables a congregation to fulfill its mission by continually balancing “the transforming power of religion and the stabilizing power of organization.” Former Alban...

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This book is part case study, part practical helps. The practical helps come at the end of chapters in the form of questions to consider regarding subjects such as use of space and the liturgical...

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This website is a key online resource for clergy that follow the lectionary. It is particularly formed for an African American audience. It is a collaborative project of The African American...

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This book describes why and how worship in the African American tradition is formative as a learning experience for worshipers. Worship is for the praise of God and it forms people in key...

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This is a theology book about worship and its formative power. The author cites sources as diverse as Rise of the Planet of the Apes to Pierre Bourdieu. Insisting that the purpose of the book is...

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If you are on a worship committee and you want to collaborate with staff on the design for worship, this book will prove useful for you. Likewise, if you are either a music leader or a pastor who...

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On the website of the Union for Reform Judaism, there is a section on lifecycle passages that includes short articles on subjects such as birth rituals, weddings, kaddish, etc. The section on...

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This active blog has new posts at least once a week. It covers a variety of subjects including worship planning, media, church year, contemporary worship, and song selection. The site is...

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This book comes highly recommended from the evangelical and non-denominational world. The author, Bob Kauflin , serves as Director of Worship Development for Sovereign Grace Ministries. The book...

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This is a collection of prayers and other liturgical texts. It is eclectic in nature. Offerings come from a wide variety of Christian traditions. It is the intention of the authors to offer...

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With worship being so divergent nowadays, it is problematic for one resource to be useful in multiple contexts. This book is an exception. The author, a worship professor and practitioner,...

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This vibrant blog post by Dr. Brad Braxton serves as both an appreciation for and a teaching tool about worship and prayer in African American Christianity. Dr. Braxton currently serves as...

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This short newspaper article describes a Rosh Hashanah experience where texting is encouraged. The article describes the innovative use of this technology among 20 to 30 year olds. Rosh Hashanah...

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Around the planning tables in many congregations, leaders continue to search for a magic bullet for growth, often in the exhausted areas of marketing or technology. New York Times best-selling...

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