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Elizabeth Bajema: All Belong in God’s Family
Churches sometimes see themselves as inclusive simply because they have attendees from group homes. But true inclusion means getting to know people as individuals with gifts to offer in God’s family.
Conversation | July 06, 2020
Esau McCaulley on Reading While Black
African American biblical interpretation rises from a particular context. It offers unique perspectives on God’s character and glory. Esau McCaulley explains that learning how other cultures exegete the Bible benefits the whole church.
Conversation | February 04, 2020
The Bible in Worship: Deep Engagement with Scripture in a Culture of Low Biblical Literacy
2019 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Seminar
Video | April 02, 2019
The Gospel of John in the Pulpit
This seminar explored the Gospel of John and offered cultural clues that help the gospel’s stories spring to life in new and unexpected ways.
Audio | April 23, 2018
Congregations and Persons with Dementia: A Story and Ideas to Try
TOGETHER is a new Bible study curriculum designed to include, appeal to, and challenge adults of varying abilities. The new curriculum is building community in ways that enrich worship in congregations and congregation members with dementia.
Article | December 08, 2017
Barbara J. Newman on Adult Inclusive Small Group Bible Studies
TOGETHER is a new Bible study curriculum designed to include, appeal to, and challenge adults of varying abilities. It aims to build community in ways that may enrich congregational worship.
Conversation | September 29, 2017
Jon DeVries on Enacted Revelation Passages
Maybe you have been moved by the power of enacted scripture dramas at a Calvin Symposium on Worship. Now you can learn from Jon DeVries how to create them.
Conversation | May 04, 2017
Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence on Choral Bible Reading
Assigning different voices to different phrases can be an effective way to convey meaning in public scripture reading. This is known variously as choral reading, scripted scripture and enacted scripture.
Conversation | January 12, 2016
People of the Book: Showing Respect for the Bible
Many cultural practices in North America astonish non-Western worshipers. One of the most striking is how the Bible is handled.
Article | October 30, 2014
Bible Study on Worship: Themes to explore
This Bible study with 12 lessons focuses on key themes in understanding Christian worship and is designed for use by a worship planning team/committee.
Reflection | June 30, 2014
Bible Study on Worship: Elements of worship
This Bible study with 12 lessons focuses on the key elements of Christian worship and is designed for use by a worship planning team/committee.
Reflection | June 30, 2014
The Wardrobe of Easter: Learning God’s Word
An essential aspect of the Christian life is listening to and obeying God's word.
Reflection | April 09, 2014
Jeff Meyers on Signing Bibles to Promote Intergenerational Faith Formation
Pastor Jeff Meyers explains why First Union members write in Bibles presented to youth graduating from fifth grade and high school.
Conversation | October 03, 2013
Maria Cornou on the Most-used Spanish-language Bible Translation
Maria Eugenia Cornou is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. In this edited conversation, she discusses the most-used Spanish-language Bible translation.
Conversation | March 19, 2013
Bringing the Bible to Alzheimer's patients
In a Schaumburg retirement community, a minister pioneers a new approach to telling stories from the Bible
Article | April 17, 2012
John F. Hobbins on Bible Translations and Christian Unity
John F. Hobbins is passionate about biblical languages and Bible translations. He pastors First United Methodist Church in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and teaches in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s religious studies department. He blogs on Ancient Hebrew Poetry. In this edited email conversation he talks about choosing Bible translations and maintaining the communion of the saints.
Conversation | April 10, 2012
Understanding Differences in Bible Translations
God designed the gospel to be translated into every language. English speakers have created hundreds of Bible translations, versions, and updates. Here’s help for finding blessings in the bewildering variety.
Feature Story | April 10, 2012
Bibliography - Text and Image in Bible Study
After the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship published Dwelling with Philippians with Eerdmans in 2010, many church Bible study groups studied Philippians using this book as a resource, and have asked for more suggestions similar to Dwelling. Though there are few available on specific books of the Bible, this bibliography is an invitation to biblical study through image and word, each with a different approach.
Bibliography | February 14, 2012
Kristin Kobes Du Mez on The Forgotten Woman’s Bible
Kristin Kobes Du Mez, who teaches history at Calvin College, talks about her forthcoming book, The Forgotten Woman’s Bible.
Conversation | August 22, 2011
- 3 Songs of Consecration / 3 Cantos de consagración
- Calvin Seerveld on The Passion and Poetry of the Psalms
- 3 Songs about the Lord's Return / 3 Cantos sobre el retorno del Señor
- 3 Songs About the Name of Jesus / 3 Cantos sobre el nombre de Jesús
- Teacher-Scholar Panel: Community and Social Justice Themes
- Teacher-Scholar Panel: Historical and Contemporary Cultural Themes