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Blessing of the Animals: Lasting Legacy of Saint Francis of Assisi

October 4th is the feast day Saint Francis of Assisi. Saint Francis is known for the blessing of the animals and his belief that animals should be our equals and that we are cosmically linked to all creatures.

Category: Ceremonies Church

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PreachersNSneakers - Exposing Vanity or Judging Others?

A new Instagram account has caused quite a stir for posting pictures of megachurch leaders wearing shoes that cost thousands of dollars. The account has opened a dialogue about what leadership in church really means.

Category: Society Church

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How Do You Measure a Church’s Success?

Small church pastors may look at megachurch audiences (and budgets) and get green with envy. But they must learn to be satisfied with modest church growth and take comfort in the good they bring the local community.

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Churches Accepting Money From Sinful Sources

After a church in Alabama was damaged by a tornado, a nearby casino donated $25,000 to the church for repairs. The church has rejected the money, citing the sinful nature of the casino as the reason for rejection.

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Celebrating Your Child’s Baptism

If you're getting your child baptized, you'll definitely want to celebrate with friends and family afterward. Consider these exciting post-baptism festivities to commemorate the memorable and exciting day. 

Category: Baptism Church

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Are Sermons Effective?

Studies are finding that active learning is a better way to improve recall and retention in students. How can church leaders take improvements in academia and apply them to their sermons? Here are a few ways.

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Benefits of Online Church

Attending an online church is a life-enriching experience that can provide just as much spiritual fulfillment as an in-person service. Here are a few of the ways that online church can be a great alternative.

Category: Technology Church

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Should Pastors Have Luxury Items?

Mega Church pastors often come under fire for their high salaries, extravagant purchases, and use of private jets. Does their excessive wealth come with God's blessing or should church leaders face closer scrutiny?

Category: Society Church

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Should Christians Ignore the Commandments in the Old Testament?

Some are arguing that the Old Testament is outdated and that the 10 Commandments have little relevance to a modern day Christian's life. Are the lessons present in The Sermon on the Mount a good replacement?

Category: Society Church

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Talking About Tithing From the Pulpit

Pastor Dave Ramsey has recently suggested that church leaders refrain from asking their less financially stable congregants to tithe. What is the biblical origin of tithing, and is it still applicable in the modern era? 

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