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Dale Sieverding on Cultural Differences in Recruiting Youth
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles launched a summer camp to train young Catholics to lead in local liturgical ministries. They discovered that finding gifted youth requires different approaches in different cultures.
Conversation | February 09, 2016
Time Perception and Contextual Worship
Mark Charles shares two perceptions of time and how they impact our cultural understanding of a worship service.
Audio | July 13, 2015
Spanish and English Together: Learning and Worshiping Interculturally
Changes in the United States’ demographics can be seen by churches as a problem or as an opportunity.
Audio | July 01, 2015
Reconciling with the Church
Pope Francis recently said "Christians are not made in a laboratory, but in a community called the church." But what about those people for whom the church has been a source of pain?
Audio | February 25, 2015
Pablo Jiménez on Reenergizing Preaching
One way to keep sermons fresh is to ditch the deductive form, in which preachers begin with their main point and then work to prove it.
Conversation | January 08, 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
Consider Those "In Between" Words - From Reformed Worship
Spoken transitions in a worship service
Article | July 16, 2014
Growing Congregational Health for Teens to Thrive
This workshop explored ways in which a congregation can present an atmosphere that welcomes and encourages teens.
Video | February 26, 2014
Singing Scripture in Worship for the Non-Liturgical Types
We will examine resources from recent hymnals and various ecumenical perspectives on bringing the riches of scripture to musical worship
Audio | February 17, 2014
Joyce Borger on Hymnals as Pastoral Care Resources
Joyce Borger, editor of the hymnal Lift Up Your Hearts and the quarterly magazine Reformed Worship, shares how to use a hymnal as a pastoral care resource.
Conversation | December 16, 2013
David Bailey on How Story Unifies Worshipers
Musician David M. Bailey is the music director at East End Fellowship, a multicultural Presbyterian congregation in the Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia.
Conversation | November 11, 2013
Coop's Column - Generous Humility and Compassion: A Servant Spirit
In this series of meditations on the work of the Holy Spirit, we are considering features the English Puritan Christians said are Spirit-prompted and Spirit-endowed and which more and more ought to mark the lives of those who aim to follow Jesus faithfully. Christians who do display these qualities are LUI— Living Under the Influence of the Spirit. In this article we consider the sixth of these marks: “Generous humility and compassion—a servant spirit.”
Reflection | July 12, 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
Why Persecuted Christians Sing Psalms in Pakistan
Singing psalms helps persecuted Christians in Pakistan keep the faith.
Feature Story | January 07, 2013
Kathy Smith on Getting the Most from the Calvin Symposium on Worship
Kathy Smith is associate director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and manager of grant programs. She speaks at conferences, seminars, and churches around the world. In this edited conversation, she explains how to prepare for, experience, and benefit from the annual Calvin Symposium on Worship.
Conversation | November 15, 2012
Dance can be used to highlight any of the liturgical seasons. These videos highlight the many uses of liturgical dance.
Article | Video | September 28, 2012
Neal Plantinga on His “God Go Before You” Blessing
Cornelius “Neal” Plantinga Jr, president emeritus of Calvin Theological Seminary, often gives a specific benediction that blesses worshipers.
Musical Composition | Conversation | Audio | August 22, 2011
Children and Worship Showcase
A showcase highlighting the importance of including children in meaningful ways in worship, both in the main worship space and in other age-appropriate, unique worship spaces.
Topic Showcase | April 11, 2011
Greg Scheer on Working with Worship Committees
"People fear the unknown above all. You lie awake worrying about what might happen," says Greg Scheer, minister of worship at Church of the Servant in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Worship changes often make people fear they'll lose power, feel discomfort, or watch meaningful traditions erode.
Feature Story | December 06, 2010