June 25, 2019

Is Our Worship Beautiful?

Google “most beautiful places of worship” and you’ll get some stunning examples of architecture, from churches to temples to mosques. But what makes a place of […]
June 7, 2019

Journalist Explores Future of Religion in America

What’s the future of religion in America? Award-winning journalist Ray Suarez explored that question in an address to the Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul Annual […]
May 28, 2019

Some Megachurches Looking Like Catholic Parishes

“Why are megachurches and formerly iconoclastic mainline denominations looking more like Catholic parishes in terms of liturgy and practices even as some Catholics are, late to […]
February 19, 2019

Are Religious ‘Brands’ Tuned In, Credible?

What’s the difference between creating an attractive and engaging religious community and marketing? I am asking myself that as I read The Gen Z Frequency: How […]
February 12, 2019

Millennials Longing for Authenticity, Community, Purpose

“Millennial seeks group, organization, or other friendly gathering of like-hearted people focused on self-betterment, community service, and mutual support. Must be nonjudgmental, supportive, authentic, highly relational, […]
December 4, 2018

Millennials Hungry for Community, Authenticity, Says Panel

Four panelists who serve young adults shared insights on engaging millennials and post-millennials at a forum at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis recently. One […]
November 13, 2018

Congregations Getting to Know Neighborhoods, Young Adult Neighbors

Congregations participating in the Riverside Innovation Hub (RIH) practice four “artforms” as a means to discerning how they might best “innovate new connections with young adults […]
October 22, 2018

The Shared Table

(In this week’s blog, Richard E. McCarron responds to an earlier blog, This Dinner Party Nourishes Lives after Loss.  McCarron is associate professor of liturgy at Catholic […]
October 2, 2018

Maintaining Spiritual Well-being Takes Resilience, Says Educator

“Most people instinctively want to have purpose, meaning, and a sense of spiritual well-being,” says veteran educator and author Connie Fourré. And when that sense of […]

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