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Beauty, Silence, and Culture Care: An Interview with Makoto Fujimura
Theologian Neal Plantinga engages with artist and author Mako Fujimura on his vision for complementing recent work on creation care with what he has termed “culture care”—a redemptive approach to artistry and other forms of cultural engagement which seeks to contribute to “the healing of the nations.”
Video | March 14, 2017
Revelation 21-27: The New Heaven and Earth
A worship service held at Worship Symposium 2017
Video | March 13, 2017
Introducing Lent: A Season of Preparation and Repentance
Through deliberate forms of self-denial, Christians in Lent open their hearts to the self-giving grace of Jesus Christ and their own union with Christ.
Meditation/Reflection | March 06, 2017
What Makes Christian Worship Trinitarian?
The doctrine of the Trinity is old, deep, and mysterious. How should Christian trinitarianism manifest itself in worship—that is, beyond simple repetition of the trinitarian formula?
Audio | February 14, 2017
Silence, Beauty, and the Shape of Christian Discipleship
A video conversation and discussion guide to help shape Christian responses to questions of love and suffering, silence and beauty, as explored in the Martin Scorsese movie ‘Silence’ based on Shusaku Endo's novel.
Article | Video | November 28, 2016
Rediscovering the Beauty of Rest
Resources in the Bahasa Indo language from the Malang Choral Festival II held in Indonesia.
Resource Guide | October 27, 2016
Wording the Sunday Sermon
One of the preacher’s big challenges is finding language for the Sunday sermon that will engage the most of her or his listeners. But what kind of language is that? What are some of its features?
Video | April 21, 2016
Bad Worship in the Bible
What does the Bible have to say about bad worship? And how might we strive to learn from what it says and adjust our own worship practices accordingly?
Audio | April 21, 2016
Solid Resources for Lively Preaching
Preachers know that unless they receive fresh input from good resources, sooner or later their weekly output in the sermon will get thinner and thinner. But where are the solid resources on which the preacher can rely? What best practices exist to enrich preaching?
Video | April 01, 2016
Praying for Shalom in the Psalms
Isaiah is famous for his prophecies of shalom—a coming time in which God would make right all that is wrong with the world. All of creation would be fruitful and benign. All humans would be knit together in brotherhood and sisterhood. All creation and all humans would delight in God. In short, God and creation would once again be webbed together in justice, harmony, and delight. The Psalmists, too, pray for shalom. This workshop will discuss these prayers. How do psalmists pray for shalom and how are their prayers important for our own worship?
Audio | March 04, 2014
Proclamation in the Psalms for Christian Worship
This workshop will explore trenchant proclamations in the psalms and suggest uses of these proclamations in Christian worship.
Audio | Video | February 18, 2014
Everlasting to Everlasting
A Cantata for Congregation based on the Hallel Psalms, composed by Greg Scheer
Video | February 18, 2014
Complementary Prayers: Prayers to Accompany the Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the new hymnal Lift Up Your Hearts
This workshop will display and discuss prayers that have been composed to complement psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs in Lift Up Your Hearts.
Audio | February 17, 2014
Complementary Prayers for Lift Up Your Hearts
Prayers to Accompany the Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of Lift Up Your Hearts.
Article | September 18, 2013
Day of Learning June 19, 2013
A Day of Learning brings together grant recipients and community members to discuss, share, and worship together as well as to consider how disciplined creativity, theological integrity, and healthy leadership practices work together in the worship renewal process.
Article | Audio | June 28, 2013
Happy Birthday, Heidelberg!
2013 marks the 450th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism. We will explore the unique qualities of this beautiful Reformed expression of the Christian faith and introduce new tools by which the Heidelberg Catechism can continue as a vital tool for faith formation in the church today.
Audio | February 22, 2013
The Sermon on the Mount: Preaching, Teaching and Living in Righteousness
Kenneth E. Bailey and Christine Pohl will help participants to understand themes from the Sermon and to consider their power and beauty for preaching, teaching, and life in Christian community. Hosted by Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.
Video | February 18, 2013
Neal Plantinga on his “God go before you” blessing
Cornelius “Neal” Plantinga Jr, president emeritus of Calvin Theological Seminary, often gives a specific benediction that blesses worshipers.
Musical Composition | Conversation | Audio | August 22, 2011
In Other Words: A Conversation on Preaching
Sermons usually say in other words what Scripture says, and do in other words what Scripture does --assure, warn, encourage, inform, inspire--. But they say and do Scripture in a great many ways and they can sound very different from each other depending on the acoustics of time, place, and audience.
Audio | March 23, 2010