Daily Devotional Resources for Study and Prayer


  • – A pithy quote each day about the life of faith… in your inbox, from the Church of the Saviour in Washington, DC

  • A Network for Grateful – An inspirational quote a day to encourage a life of gratitude, from Brother David Stendahl Rast

  • brian d. mclaren website & and – Fans of We Make the Road by Walking who follow his weekly meditations through E-Happenings will find a delicious introduction to Brian’s new book, The Great Spiritual Migration (available 9-20-16) on his blog.

Resource Centers for Spiritual Growth and Formation  



  • Spirituality and Practice – Rich, regularly updated website with art, literature, films, book reviews and on-line courses on faith – including all major traditions

  • Contemplative  – Guides for Centering Prayer, Welcoming Prayer, Lectio Divina from Fr. Thomas Keating and associates

  • Center for Action and Contemplation – Daily meditations, podcasts and online courses from Richard Rohr, OFM

  • Shalem Institute for Spiritual – Nurtures contemplative living and leadership; books, retreats, certification in Spiritual Direction

  • Stony Point Center -Retreat and conference center welcoming across boundaries, nurturing inclusive community, cultivating peace and justice; a multifaith commitment to radical hospitality affirmed by the Presbyterian Church (USA)

  • Camp Lebanon – Baptist Camp and Conference Center – – Summer church camping for children and youth; retreat center for churches.  Enjoyed by many Emmanuelites for years.  Owned by American Baptist Churches of NJ.

News & Analysis on Christian Faith, World Religions and Culture


  • Christian Century – – leading bi-weekly print and on-line progressive, ecumenical magazine committed to thinking critically and living faithfully. What it means to believe and live out Christian faith in our time

  • Sojourners – -leading newsmagazine online and print committed to inspiring action on racial and social justice, life and peace, and environmental stewardship; highly recommended

  • Religion & Ethics Newsweekly- – award winning PBS news program on religion and ethics filmed on location around the world

  • On Being with Krista Trippett  radio and podcasts of interviews on religion and spirituality

  • Huffington Post, Religion – News – Current news about religion around the world

  • – news and opinion about world religion

  • – engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality and explore and experience the world’s beliefs.

Leading Edge Research on Christianity & World Religion Accessible to the Public


  • Westar Institute – westarinstitute.orghome of the Jesus Seminar; dedicated to fostering and communicating cutting-edge scholarship on the history of the Christian tradition, thereby raising the level of public discourse about questions that matter in society and culture.

  • Drew Theological School, Madison, NJ – – strong academics, community educational outreach and professional ministry programs. Linked to Drew University and the United Methodist Church. Pastor Judy’s Alma Mater

  • Union Theological Seminary, NYC – leading interdenominational seminary linked to Columbia University, with strong  academics and engagement in urban and social justice issues in a global context

  • Palmer Theological Seminary, St. Davids, PA – – commitment to holistic ministry, the poor, social justice and diversity and affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA