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August 10, 2021

Falling in love again — with a congregation

Now could be the time to rediscover why we chose a faith community in the first place and to consider what’s next, writes the director of the Thriving Congregations Coordination Program at Duke Divinity.

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June 29, 2021

‘God in the crucible of migration’

The close connection between the lived experiences of Hispanic/Latinx pastors in the United States and the lived experiences of their congregants creates a powerful dynamic in preaching, author Tito Madrazo says in this interview about his new book, “Predicadores: Hispanic Preaching and Immigrant Identity.”

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Strengthening churches by encouraging complaints

Faith-based organizations are well-served when people know their concerns are welcome, writes an attorney in the nuclear power industry.

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April 20, 2021

How to navigate the chaos of returning to in-person church

With their plans upended on Holy Monday, a pastor and staff at a Michigan church leapt into Holy Week and Easter, revising as they went. He shares three insights he hopes will help others returning to in-person worship.

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