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Flourishing Congregations: Not All Are As They Appear

Amidst the endless stream of research studies, news stories, and anecdotes that rightly report on religious decline across denominations and ...
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Studying Congregations in a Pandemic

In the midst of this pandemic, congregations have often been in the news (not always for good reasons). Newspaper columnists ...
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A Good Time for a Walk

During these long days of physical isolation, long walks around my community of West Roxbury, Massachusetts, have been a welcome ...
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News for the Studying Congregations Community

Just about every religious group out there is producing materials to assist congregations in this difficult time. In addition to ...
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What’s your ‘Sung’ Theology?

Here’s a research project for anyone curious about the theology that is being preached when the preacher isn’t in the ...
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Embodying Welcome

In every religious community that has life there are people who embody and extend that life. At Boston’s historic Trinity ...
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Beyond the “People”: The Stories Congregational Buildings Tell by Nancy Ammerman

Two stories back in 2014 had me thinking about that old children’s finger play – “Here’s the church, here’s the ...
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Thinking about How We Gather

In recent years, many people have wondered whether new forms of religious gathering might be replacing traditional gatherings like congregations ...
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Seeing and Staying – Rural Congregations and Rural Communities

Many students of congregational life focus their attention on religious gatherings in the city. It’s where the action is! Where ...
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