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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
Wise Church: Exploring Faith and Worship with Christians Around the World (Book Excerpt)
Based on the document "Worshiping the Triune God," a collection of proverbs on worship adopted by the World Communion of Reformed Churches, this book and study guide offers a global perspective on how and why we worship.
Book Excerpt | February 18, 2013
Early Christian Baptismal Imagery for Today
Robin M. Jensen’s book Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity illuminates and illustrates the multiple meanings and biblical metaphors of baptism. It can awaken imagination for Christians and congregations to live into their baptized identity.
Feature Story | August 22, 2012
Day of Learning 2012
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 | August 08, 2012
Baptizing the Nations: Mission, Culture, and Liturgy in the Gospel of Matthew
Research/writing project for 2003 Luce Seminar, “Prospects of Historic Liturgies in a Postmodern Age.” A work in progress.
Academic Article | May 15, 2012
A Laughing Party
“Has your baby laughed?” On the Navajo reservation, that’s a common question posed to parents who have infants around the age of three months. The first laugh of a Navajo child is a very significant event.
Article | May 04, 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
Diez convicciones esenciales en cuanto al acto de adoración cristiana
En el décimo aniversario del Calvin Institute of Christian Worship [Instituto Calvin de la Adoración Cristiana] en 2007, identificamos diez principios y prácticas esenciales para presentar como nuestras convicciones centrales sobre la adoración Cristiana vital. Estas convicciones esenciales no son innovaciones. Son verdades intemporales de la Escritura y de la historia rica de la adoración Cristiana. Oramos que esta tentativa de reiterar y de reforzar la importancia de estas convicciones esenciales llevará a conversaciones más fructuosas sobre el significado y la práctica de la adoración Cristiana.
Article | February 27, 2012
Nairobi Statement on Worship and Culture
The Nairobi Statement on Worship and Culture presents four central principles of the relationship between worship and culture.
Article | February 22, 2012
Worship Practices in the Hispanic Culture
We will explore some of the distinctiveness of worship in Hispanic Churches in USA. There will be a discussion of the characteristics of the Latino culture and its implications on the way worship is conducted in these communities.
Audio | Video | January 28, 2012
Praying the Psalms: Personal, Pastoral, Theological and Liturgical Reflections
A plenary address presented by N.T. Wright at the 2012 Calvin Symposium on Worship.
Audio | Video | January 27, 2012
Does Worship Keep Your Understanding of God Too Small? Insights from Ancient Constantinople about the Transcendent in Worship
Worship today often stresses the nearness of God, on God as our personal friend. But God is much more. This session explored the setting and practices of worship in 6th century Constantinople to learn how they can contribute to our worship practices and larger understanding of the greatness of God.
Audio | January 27, 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
Conversation with N.T. Wright
A conversation with N.T. Wright exploring themes from his plenary address: Praying the Psalms: Personal, Pastoral, Theological and Liturgical Reflections.
Conversation | Audio | January 27, 2012
Shaped by the Psalms
The Psalms offer us language to express gratitude, lament, confession, and praise in worship. Worship Renewal Grant recipients will describe how they studied and prayed the Psalms to help children and adults understand how the psalms help shape the ways we speak to God and to one another through words, music and the arts.
Audio | January 26, 2012
We Have Seen His Glory: A Vison of Kingdom Worship
A book contending that Christian worship cannot be a matter of merely continuing ancient practices; instead, we must be preparing for worship in the Kingdom of God when it comes on earth.
Book Excerpt | December 08, 2011
An Architecture of Immanence
Modern architecture has heavily influenced the construction of new sacred spaces, producing a new way of building that emphasizes God's coming near to us.
Book Excerpt | November 29, 2011
C. J. Kingdom-Grier on Asian Concerts of Prayer
C.J. Kingdom-Grier and Emily Brink presented at worship symposia in Bangladesh and Nepal. Kingdom-Grier shares a highlight.
Conversation | August 22, 2011