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Archive for December, 2010

What does this research say about church as central (or not) in contemporary lives?

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

I just read a fascinating article about research being conducted by Harvard, Google, Encyclopaedia Britannica, and the American Heritage Dictionary,  Dubbed "culturnomics" their research scanned 5.2 million digitized books and analyzes the recurrence of specifc words to see how frequently they are used and therefore presumed to be pertinent in people's day-to-day lives.  Two examples […]

Calling all church musicians!

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Did you see the article about "to sing or not to sing" Christmas carols during Advent in today's USA Today?   Whether your are on the "never!" or "why not?" side of the debate,we were delighted that David Lose, author of two of our best-selling Bible study resources, Making Sense of Scripture and Making Sense of the […]

Rave Review for “Art of Curating Worship”

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Readers of my blog know that I'm delighted when I hear how our faith formation & worship resources are used in congregations, seminaries, etc. with success.  Another delight is when a reviewer explores one of our resources and encourages others to purchase and use it because they find such value in it.  I just read […]



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