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Anti-Racism in the Renewing of Christian Worship.
May God give us grace and strength to resist lies, arrogance, injustice, racism, and oppression in all forms. In worship, we are called to confess sin, to lament brokenness, and to pray for the end of these travesties, even as we are called to preach and celebrate sacramentally the gospel of Jesus Christ—in which power is made perfect in weakness, in which each person and culture is cherished as God’s gift, in which our hope is based on the life, death, resurrection, and continuing ministry of our ascended Lord, Jesus Christ. We long for a seamless connection between faithful public worship and vital Christian witness in every sector of society and in every cultural context.
Resource Guide | July 06, 2021
3 Songs of God's Peace / 3 Cantos sobre la Paz de Dios
Carlos Colón demonstrates and talks about three songs of God's peace, as part of the series "Songs from the hymnal / Cantos del himnario Santo, Santo, Santo / Holy, Holy, Holy.'"
Musical Composition | Video | October 21, 2020
David Bailey and Erin Rose on White Supremacy
Churches often shy away from conversations about white supremacy or which lives matter. A Presbyterian elder and a worship leader explain how to pastorally move toward effective reconciliation ministry.
Conversation | February 26, 2018
David Bailey and Erin Rose on Charlottesville, Violence, and Preaching
Seeing violence and racism up close is ugly. Two Presbyterians discuss how to help congregations prepare for and respond to divisive events.
Conversation | February 26, 2018
Responding to Violence in Prayer
On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, before the violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, someone broke into a church near Waco, Texas, a historically African American congregation, and vandalized the property with hateful graffiti. The pastor of the church is a student at Baylor’s Truett Seminary. At the request of Baylor President Dr. Linda Livingstone, the Office of Spiritual Life at Baylor developed this prayer guide which will be used at community-wide gatherings on Friday, August 18.
Worship Service | August 17, 2017
Christiane Bräutigam on Why Bach Still Matters
Christiane Bräutigam leads music in a church founded in 1702 by refugees in a city famous for its Bach heritage. She explains why J.S. Bach’s music and example are relevant for churches today.
Conversation | February 02, 2017
Navigating Worship Conflicts with Grace and Truth
This workshop pondered the dynamics of worship conflicts, and suggest steps for navigating through them.
Audio | February 22, 2013
The Church: A Peacemaker
Fifth worship service in a collection of building blocks for a series of worship services based on key themes from the Belhar Confession
Worship Service | December 12, 2012
We listen to the cry of the prophet Isaiah, voicing God's call to God's people regarding the true nature of worship and the inextricable bond between our relationship with God and our relationship with one another, and particularly with the most downtrodden among us.
Audio | March 18, 2011
Peace that Passes Understanding: Communion and Intellectual Disability
It turns out that what helps churches include people with cognitive impairments in communion is good advice for everyone.
Feature Story | March 01, 2011
Praying for Peace in the Middle East
Meeting Elias Chacour and other Holy Land Christians helps people pray differently for all who suffer in Palestine and Israel.
Feature Story | May 24, 2010
“Be still and know that I am God.” That is the exhortation we hear from God in Psalms 46:10. But how possible is this in our modern technological world? What does it mean to be still before God? I used to think I understood
Article | January 01, 2009
Miroslav Volf: Religious commitment that promotes peace, not violence
Miroslav Volf knows how difficult reconciliation can be. His books speak of Religious commitment that promotes peace, not violence. A feature story exploring new ways to think about worship and living as Christians in a violent world.
Feature Story | November 28, 2006
Beatitudes Series: Blessed Are the Peacemakers - Isaiah 52, Matthew 5, 8
A service plan focused on the Beatitudes and the blessing on the peacemakers in a series on the Beatitudes.
Worship Service | June 01, 2005
Practical tips for introducing peacemaking into worship services
These tips provide a practical application of peacemaking to worship services.
Feature Story | May 28, 2004
- Prayers for God's Leading
- The Beatitudes: 2022 Calvin Symposium on Worship Preaching Theme
- Praying for God’s Leading: Philippians 1:9-11
- Diversity & Inclusion for All
- Kyle Meyaard-Schaap on Earthkeeping, the Church, and Generational Differences
- Kyle Meyaard-Schaap on the Arts as a Climate Tipping Point