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Spiritual But Not Religious? (Part 3)

Spiritual But Not Religious? (Part 3)

Churches often send the wrong message. Churches have a window of opportunity to invite people to belong, but we generally miss the sweet spot of the overlap between spiritual and religious. That is an opportunity that the church should be an expert in—but often sends...

Spiritual But Not Religious? (Part 2)

Spiritual But Not Religious? (Part 2)

People are about as consistent in their use of the words “spiritual” and “religious” as they are in saying that the weather is “cool” or “warm.” Think about how we use cool and warm—a hardy Midwesterner might think that 60 degrees is warm spring weather, while someone...

Newport 350th Celebration Media Available!

Newport 350th Celebration Media Available!

Throughout this year, our General Conference and the Council on History have celebrated the 350th anniversary of the founding of our Newport, Rhode Island church, founded on December 23, 1671. As part of the celebration of that occasion, the Council on History has...

Spiritual But Not Religious?

Spiritual But Not Religious?

Richard stared into his empty coffee mug for a good 30 seconds before he spoke. “I’d have to say that I’m spiritual but not really religious.” He paused as he looked up to make eye contact with me. “I believe, I really, truly believe . . . it just might not look like...