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Terry M. Wildman on First Nations Version New Testament
In the new First Nations Version of the New Testament, Terry M. Wildman translates the good news about Jesus, Creator Sets Free, into cadences and concepts that resonate with indigenous First Nations people.
Conversation | February 22, 2021
Jeff Barker on Combining Music and Public Scripture Reading
The COVID-19 pandemic pushed many churches to do online worship services, inspiring some liturgists to more creatively present Bible readings. Jeff Barker explains how to combine music with the lections or scripture passages.
Conversation | September 09, 2020
Drawing from the Deep and Wide Waters of Christian History
Consider the last 4,000 years of Jewish-Christian history, what historical examples inspire and instruct you in your current ministry context? Add your constructive comments and insights to this page using the Facebook comments. Our moderators will regularly post comments or responses. Thanks for joining us in this new way of engaging and learning together.
Online Discussion | August 12, 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
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
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
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
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
Coop's Column - Spirit at Work: Illuminator
In order for God’s Word to achieve its Divinely intended purpose and effect, such an “Aha! That’s me!” response must happen within the hearts of those who read and hear it.
Reflection | July 18, 2011
Enjoying the Bible
There's a lot of talk about the Bible—especially those "unincluded" books—but not so much reading of the included books. N.T. Wright speaks about how to enjoy this gift to humankind and make sense of some charges against it.
Conversation | Audio | Video | November 05, 2010
Speaking and Acting the Bible
A session from Symposium 2010 with Jeff Barker and Tom Boogart.
Video | June 21, 2010
Cultivating a Deep Love for Scripture
To help form a biblical worldview, we saturated our congregation with a rhythm of scripture memorization that has become a key component of spiritual formation. This workshop showed how this practice has transformed us and our worship.
Audio | January 01, 2009
What the Psalms Have to Teach Us about Song Writing
Psalms allow us to express a whole range of emotions in powerful ways and at the same time, they tell us a lot about God. This workshop will examine how worship song writers can learn from the psalms as they work on their own craft.
Audio | January 01, 2009