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Preaching the Great Commandment
Do your church’s sermons disciple worshipers to love God and their neighbors with all they have? What does that love look like in your neighborhood?
Feature Story | August 22, 2012
Artie Lindsay on Working as One Church in the Neighborhood
Artie Lindsay is the teaching pastor at Tabernacle Community Church, a multiracial congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In this edited conversation, he talks about the joys and challenges of serving the Alger Heights neighborhood.
Conversation | July 31, 2012
A Difficult Assignment: Suggestions for Leading in the Sanctuary
This lecture offers some concrete suggestions as to how clergy and musicians can better work together to inspire a worship life that helps others to unwrap the gift of grace.
Academic Article | July 11, 2012
Mark Labberton on Micah Groups and God’s Broken Heart
Mark Labberton teaches at Fuller Theological Seminary and directs its Ogilvie Institute of Preaching. He wrote The Dangerous Act of Worship: Living God’s Call to Justice and The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor. In this edited conversation, he talks about why preachers are forming and joining Micah Groups.
Conversation | July 10, 2012
Steven R. Guthrie on How the Holy Spirit Makes Us Fully Human
Steve Guthrie founded the religion and arts major at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. For the first half of 2012, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship hosted Guthrie as a visiting scholar.
Conversation | May 01, 2012
The Dangerous Act of Worship: Living God's Call to Justice
Worship and justice are often seen as separate and unrelated. Nothing could be further from the truth based on the character of God and the revelation we have been given in Jesus Christ.
Reflection | Audio | Video | January 27, 2012
Aminah Al-Attas Bradford on Bodily Christian Life for College Students
Aminah talks about presenting the annual Calvin Symposium on Worship as a gift to Barnabas Team volunteers.
Conversation | September 19, 2011
Lead Worship Renewal by Conversational Example
“Worship leaders have a responsibility to teach by conversational example so that they move people beyond likes and preferences,” says Joyce Ann Zimmerman, who founded the Institute for Liturgical Ministry to help form ministers in the liturgical life of the Roman Catholic Church.
Feature Story | April 15, 2011
Theological Reflection a Key to Worship Renewal
Asking good questions helps congregations move worship forward. They move from the language of preference to the language of full, active, conscious participation in worship.
Feature Story | April 15, 2011
Going Deeper as Members of One Body
Meeting the 'invisible' people who help put food on their tables helped Westminster Presbyterian middle schoolers see how Scripture, life, and worship connect.
Feature Story | June 02, 2010
Symposium 2007 - The Glory of God and Faithful Worship
This session delved more deeply into the conference worship theme by probing key scriptural texts on the theme of divine glory, reviewing contributions of influential theological texts, and then exploring the pastoral dimensions of weaving this luminous theme into everyday ministry back home.
Audio | January 01, 2007