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

Worship for Kids: May 31, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
Trinity Sunday Note: Trinity is not a particularly easy concept for most adults, and it is even more challenging for children.  From a Child's Point of View Old Testament:… read more

Worship Elements: May 31, 2015

By Rebecca Gaudino
Trinity Sunday COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17 THEME IDEAS All of our texts this Sunday speak of God in mysterious and ultimate … read more

Worship Connection: May 31, 2015

By Nancy C. Townley
Trinity Sunday and Peace with Justice Sunday COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1 L: Great is… read more

Whom are you looking for?

By Adam Thomas
This morning we walk with Mary Magdalene to the tomb and find it empty. And yet our emptiness doesn’t last for long because Jesus, the Risen Christ, stands there, shining… read more

Worship Connection: May 24, 2015

By Nancy C. Townley
Pentecost Sunday COLOR: Red SCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 2:1-21; Romans 8:22-27; John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15;Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Pentecost is one of the most exciting days in our… read more
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