Jake J. Smith


Jake J. Smith is an independent journalist covering public policy, the social sciences, and life in Chicago. His work has appeared at The Oxford American, Marketplace, Quartz, NPR Illinois, WBEZ, and other outlets. Follow him on Twitter at @JakeJeromeSmith.

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Vital Worship, Vital Preaching Grants

The Vital Worship, Vital Preaching Grants Program at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship is designed to foster, strengthen and sustain well-grounded worship in congregations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Two streams of grants are offered: to teacher-scholars and to worshiping communities.

Grant proposal due date options include October 15, 2023, or February 15 or June 15, 2024.

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