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John McClure on How Liturgical Practices Can Shape Conversations in a Pluralistic World
Christian liturgical practices—confession, intercession, and preaching—contain wisdom that can bring compassion and consensus to public conversations around contentious moral issues.
Conversation | December 04, 2018
The Wardrobe of Easter: Compassion
God's Word makes a breath-taking confession about followers of Jesus: they have become resurrected with their risen Lord.
Reflection | April 19, 2014
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
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
Coop's Column - No Mother Half So Mild
Since both God and humans are personal, we humans can grow both in knowledge of and intimacy with God. In fact, we must grow. For to love God more and more requires that we learn more and more about God.
Reflection | December 10, 2010
Hospitality in Worship: A Reflection of God's Gracious Character
I did not become passionate about hospitality until I realized that it had to be rooted in grace. Not until my desire to reflect Gods hospitality to me, in no longer calling me a stranger, but in calling me a friend, did the hospitality I extend to others become linked to grace. When that happened, then hospitality became more than technique and more than a task.
Article | February 18, 2000