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Eternal Communion

Adam Loretto Why does it matter if we attend church? According to Adam Loretto, the answer may not be quite what you think.
September 19, 2023
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Reminiscences of Tim Keller

P. C. Kemeny Tim Keller made the gospel real for millions while modeling an unpretentiousness that endeared him to those who knew him.
June 14, 2023
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Revival and the Local Church

Adam Loretto How can local churches build on the momentum of student revivals at places like Asbury? The answer may be simpler than you expect.
February 28, 2023
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The Project on Rural Ministry: The Roots are Deep in Grove City College’s History

P. C. Kemeny The Project on Rural Ministry is only the most recent example of Grove City College's deep commitment to local pastors and the wider Christian community.
August 5, 2020
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Quarantine Songs: History and Tradition in a Changed World

Adam Loretto Used well, history and tradition can be the soundtracks that help rural churches adapt and develop new practices that meet the needs of a world in flux.
July 24, 2020
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How Do We Lead Without the Answers?

Glenn Daman Perhaps the greatest challenge we face today is not that we lack all the right answers, but the fact that we are asking the wrong questions.
July 8, 2020
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Cars, Kids, Crisis, and Construction: Contextualized Rural Ministry

Mark Sentell Ministry out of a small, rural church is all about contextualization. What is good for an inner city may not be good for the country.
June 24, 2020
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The Community is My Parish: A Paradigm for Rural Ministry in Appalachian Communities

Michael Richards In Appalachia, community-based ministry is an essential part of the pastoral vocation. It also means that pastors need to have a long view of success.
June 2, 2020