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New Life for Old Churches

It’s no secret that church membership and attendance are way down in America. But one of the unintended consequences of this continuing trend is that many congregations find themselves with huge buildings that they ...

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What Is a Megachurch and Why Do So Many Americans Choose To Attend One?

By definition, a megachurch is a Protestant church with a consistent weekend congregation of at least 2,000. While some Catholic churches have memberships of this size, the term megachurch applies only to huge Protestant ...

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Happy Birthday Christianity: Celebrating Pentecost

Christian churches around the world celebrated Pentecost earlier this month on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Pentecost is the festival during which Christians celebrate the receipt of the Holy Spirit by the apostles 50 days afte ...

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United Methodists Threaten to De-Unite Over LGBT Policies

The differing views held by conservative, centrist, and liberal factions of the United Methodist Church with regard to LGBT policies and practices appear to be coming to a head. At a St. Louis UMC conference in February, ...

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Things Churches Can Do To Be More Eco-Friendly

Earth Day might be a ways behind us but going green in the church is a good way to reduce your carbon footprint and help the earth. Plus, it could save your congregation a few dollars on your utilities. Here are some sug ...

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Could an Online Church Be Right for You?

In December, the New York Times printed an article in the Sunday Review called “Internet Church Isn’t Church.” The author makes the point that coming together with others is the point of going to servic ...

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The Church of England Affirms Transgender Baptism

The Church of England recently published guidelines for “Pastoral Guidance for use in conjunction with the Affirmation of Baptismal Faith in the context of gender transition.” It’s an interesting develo ...

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Who Is Interred in the National Cathedral?

It was recently announced that Matthew Shepard would be interred at the National Cathedral. Shepard is a notable LGBT figure who was a victim of a hate crime in 1998. His parents were concerned about a burial site becomi ...

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Historic Churches in the Bold New City of the South

The tragic deaths that occurred at a Jacksonville, FL video-game tournament last month, shocked the country. It’s always heartbreaking to see anyone die, especially under such horrible circumstances. In addition to ...

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Carson City’s Places of Faith and Culture

Ask anyone for the first city that comes to mind when Nevada is mentioned, and you’ll probably get the answers Las Vegas, Reno or Lake Tahoe. Ask someone what the capital of Nevada is, and you may get the same answ ...

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