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“The Justice Calling” Authors on Becoming a Just Church
Some churches care deeply about studying the Bible. Others are passionate about justice. Authors Bethany Hanke Hoang and Kristen Deede Johnson offer help for congregations that care or want to care about both.
Conversation | July 12, 2016
Deborah Sokolove on Sanctifying Art
Artist, writer and teacher Deborah Sokolove explains why humans need art as much as they need food, water or air.
Conversation | May 26, 2016
Rejoicing in Lament
Four pastors and scholars discuss wrestling with incurable cancer, cancerous racism and life in Christ. They offer insights into how congregations can follow the lead of the Psalms in practicing candid lament as an essential part of deeply joyful worship.
Conversation | April 22, 2016
God of Justice, Love, and Mercy
A vesper service led by singers, band, organ, and strings, the Fuller Seminary Chapel worship leaders utilize traditional and original resources to guide worshipers through a prayerful liturgy of confession and forgiveness.
Worship Service | Video | April 08, 2016
Jennifer Ackerman on Courageous Conversations among Pastors
The Micah Groups program brings together pastors from diverse denominational, theological and ethnic contexts, all who desire to become empowered wise preachers. They seek justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God. Over time, they build enough trust to have courageous conversations about worship, preaching and justice.
Conversation | February 19, 2016
Worship that Blesses the Whole Community with the Whole Gospel
Most Christians know that Jesus calls us to love God with all we have and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Canaan Community Church changed its worship to truly follow the Great Commandment.
Feature Story | August 06, 2015
Jonathan Brooks on Ministering with the Community
The pastor of a church where love makes the difference explains why they no longer do outreach ministry.
Conversation | August 04, 2015
Worship, Beauty, Justice, and Shalom
In a recent essay on "Beauty & Justice," Nicholas Wolterstorff writes "what unites love of understanding, worship, beauty, and justice is that these are all dimensions of shalom.
Audio | February 20, 2015
If You Want Justice, Work for Beauty
Really? In the face of so much global need, the arts are a necessity?
Feature Story | February 18, 2015
Steve Prince on Visual Art and Justice
Jesus calls us to love our neighbors as ourselves. What does that mean for conversations about injustices, including racism, both in the U.S. and around the world. Steve Prince creates visual art that can help us start talking.
Conversation | December 12, 2014
Joel Carpenter on Artists as Prophets and Seers of Hope
Twenty artists from North America and South Africa created “Between the Shadow and the Light: Artists’ Prophetic Responses to South Africa Today.”
Conversation | November 19, 2014
Worship and Justice
Eric Mathis and Claudio Carvalhaes, Associate Professor of Worship and Liturgy at Lutheran Theological Seminary, discuss the relationship between worship and justice.
Video | July 29, 2014
The Challenging Work of Public Penitence and Reconciliation in Worship
How should worship, justice, and reconciliation be related not just in theory, but in practice?
Audio | February 27, 2014
Green Congregations Advocate for People Affected by Environmental Problems
As creation care takes hold in a congregation’s building, worship and church life, God often nudges the church to a tipping point. Members begin advocating for those most affected by environmental problems.
Feature Story | October 10, 2013
Guillermo Márquez-Sterling on Youth and Unique Mission Trip
Guillermo Márquez-Sterling is associate pastor at Coral Gables United Church of Christ in Coral Gables, Florida. In this edited conversation, Márquez-Sterling talks about their MTR mission trip in June 2013.
Conversation | October 10, 2013
Kristi Holmberg on Hope for Healing the Earth
Like many young adults, Kristi Holmberg is keenly aware of inheriting an earth damaged by previous generations. However, rather than despair or turn cynical, she began during college to connect with Christians who are working toward a just and sustainable future.
Conversation | June 10, 2013
The Church: Passionate for Justice and Compassion
Sixth 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
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
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
The Strange Silence of Songs of Justice in Contemporary Biblical Worship
The word justice is never far hidden in the vocabulary of the psalmists. Over half the psalms specifically use the word. But in worship today, particularly in the Western church, the word is suspect and politicised.
Audio | January 27, 2012