Holy Week: Story through Liturgy

By Eric Cooter
“Holy Week” for Christians has been and is just that, the holiest of weeks in our liturgical calendar. Through the liturgies of Holy Week, we experience a tradition… read more

Advent Traditions to Try

By Josh Tinley
Christians today have a tendency to get into the Christmas spirit a little earlier than we probably should. Retailers in the United States more than a century ago decided that the … read more

John Q. Finds Welcome Trumps All

By John Q. Visitor
Just as secret shoppers help retailers know what real customers are experiencing in their stores, John (or Jane) Q. Visitor offers the real view from the pew in congregations… read more

Plan Creative Worship

By Emily Scott
As a liturgist, I am often approached by folks – all sorts of folks – who have taken on the task of planning a worship service. Often they’re seminarians or… read more

Why I Like Contemporary Worship

By Jessica Miller Kelley
I know the so-called "worship wars" are so 1990s, and I'm not even sure how they turned out. (Maybe the emergent church threw a wrench in all of it as a surprise third-party… read more

Reflection and Worship Education

By Emily Scott
As a teenager, I worked as a counselor at an Episcopal summer camp tucked away in the Cascade Mountains. The camp was focused on group process: helping kids grow in their ability… read more
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