Liturgy and the emerging church

By Trevor Warren
Today's church has lost something important, whether we recognize it or not. For centuries it has helped create disciples of Christ and has bound together Christian communities in … read more

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By Ministry Matters
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Worship Elements: June 14, 2015

By Peter Bankson
Third Sunday after Pentecost  COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: 1 Samuel 15:34–16:13; Psalm 20; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13), 14-17; Mark 4:26-34 THEME IDEAS God’s… read more

Worship Connection: June 14, 2015

By Nancy C. Townley
Third Sunday after Pentecost  COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: 1 Samuel 15:34–16:13; Psalm 20; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13), 14-17; Mark 4:26-34 CALLS TO… read more

Worship for Kids: June 14, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13. Children, who have been left at home while older family members go to interesting-sounding events, or have eaten… read more

The Prius shall lie down with the pickup

By Christian Hawley
Today — Wednesday, April 22nd — a little church on the outskirts of Austin, Texas will celebrate the Feast Day of John Muir (founder of the Sierra Club) and… read more

Stations of the heart

By Richard Lischer
Seven years ago, on the thirteenth day of April, my son called to tell me his cancer had returned. He was a grown man, but he told me his news like a boy. He said, “Hey… read more

Music and spirituality

By Steve Harper
I am on thin ice. I do not read music, and I am not a trained musician. So, whatever I have to say about it arises more from intuition than from knowledge. But even with my… read more

Renewing our lives through the Eucharist

By David F. Watson
I’m teaching a course in church renewal right now, and one of the topics we’re examining is renewal through the liturgy, and particularly the Eucharist (or Holy… read more

John Wesley, mysticism and enthusiasm

By Clifton Stringer
If the report below is correct, John Wesley is a mystic who hated “mysticism.” Further, he offers a rigorous and transformative mystical spirituality that guards… read more

Worship for Kids: June 7, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: 1 Samuel 8:4-11 (12-15), 16-20 (11:14-15). The questions about political power raised by this text are important and fascinating to… read more

Worship Elements: June 7, 2015

By Ministry Matters
Second Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: 1 Samuel 8:4-20 (11:14-15); Psalm 138; 2 Corinthians 4:13–5:1; Mark 3:20-35 Call to Worship: L: Let… read more
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