A Hearty Eucharist

By Ian Heston Doescher
Every Christian denomination that includes communion—the Eucharist or Lord's Supper—as one of its regular practices recognizes the thanks-giving aspect, and in that… read more

What Are We Doing?

By Jessica Miller Kelley
Palm Sunday morning, I led my two daughters to the back of the sanctuary so they could be part of the palm-waving processional to kick off Holy Week. On the way, I spotted a… read more

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 that is… read more

Let Us Break Matzah Together

By Neal Bowes
Yesterday Christians around the world observed Palm Sunday, the day when we remember Jesus as he approached the end of his earthly ministry, riding triumphantly into Jerusalem… read more

Encountering Jesus at the Lord's Table

By William H. Willimon
Sometimes, while reading John's Gospel, my eyes blear and everything fades into a vague misty blue. The Fourth Gospel can have that effect on people. John's Gospel is packed with… read more

How Is it with Your Soul?

By Ben Kendrick
Following the enormous success of Stephenie Meyer's young adult novel series-turned blockbuster film franchise, The Twilight Saga, Hollywood quickly tapped the writer's 2008 novel … read more

Stations of the Cross: Projectable Art

By Jessica Miller Kelley
Enhance your Holy Week observances with this free Stations of the Cross artwork and devotional experience. The Stations of the Cross, also called The Way of the Cross, is a… read more

Easter in the Very Belly of Nothingness

By Walter Brueggemann
Death will be all right for us when it comes. But dying is another matter— so slow, so painful, so humiliating. Death will be a quick turn, the winking of an eye but dying… read more

Two Sundays in One

By Shane Raynor
The Christian calendar certainly seems schizophrenic this time of year. Consider the fact that we're in the middle of Lent—the forty days when believers prepare for Holy… read more

Easter Vision: Worship

By Lawson Bryan
Revelation 5:11-14 Today's epistle lesson continues the reading of the book of Revelation. This revelation was given to enable Christians to avoid becoming confused about their… read more

Transfer of Power: The Vows of Baptism

By Carol J. Miller
One Sunday when I was out of town and therefore out of my pulpit, I attended a local church for worship. It is not often that I was able to see worship from the pew side, and I… read more

Holy Thursday Altar Design

By Nancy C. Townley
Pastor's Theme The Humility of Discipleship in Foot Washing and Communion Scripture: John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Theme Focus The humility of Jesus as he washed the feet of each of his… read more
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