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How Worship Change Happened at American Lutheran Church
This once-aging, now-thriving Lutheran congregation became more comfortable with worship changes by using visuals and stories, reading books together, and sharing over meals.
Feature Story | August 18, 2017
Glorious Things of Me Are Spoken: The Vice of Vainglory
“Vainglory” is an ancient name for showing off our goodness. Vainglory names the temptation to display our goodness in ways that undercut both it and the glory due to God for it.
Article | August 11, 2016
Shiny, Happy People: The Vice of Vainglory, the Church, and You
Work in Christian ministry and leadership often brings a struggle with image, reputation, and audience-pleasing.
Video | July 08, 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
Combining Two Worship Services Renews Congregation
Lombard Christian Reformed Church in metro Chicago used to have both a traditional service and a contemporary service. Now everyone attends a single, Sunday-morning service. It’s not blended worship. Instead, the worship renewal results from slowly and yet actively responding to the Holy Spirit.
Feature Story | August 04, 2014
Green Congregations Celebrate God’s New Creation in Worship
Christians often remind each other that worship is more about God’s beauty and glory than about us.
Feature Story | September 12, 2013
Awesome in Glory - Doug Porter
A dramatic reading for three voices, specifically highlighting God's glory, a central dimension of Christian worship.
Enacted Scripture | March 10, 2011
Coop's Column - Glorify the Lord with Me
Modernity has a kind of airy weightlessness, a lack of seriousness and significance. So, when it comes to the matter of “setting their minds on things eternal”—that is, of paying any heed to the world beyond sight and sound—most contemporary people are pretty breezy and airy.
Reflection | September 17, 2010
Symposium 2009 - The Glory of God and Faithful Worship
This session probed key scriptural texts on the theme of divine glory, reviewed contributions of influential theological texts, and explored the pastoral dimensions of weaving this luminous theme into everyday ministry back home.
Audio | January 01, 2009
Beauty Will Save the World: Jonathan Edwards and Abraham Kuyper on Glory and Beauty
Should Christian worship explicitly call our attention to and direct us toward the world and its need, to social action? Or does such worship in fact turn us away from the triune God, the proper focus of our worship? This workshop will explore some ways Abraham Kuyper and Jonathan Edwards?both theologians of beauty and glory, and both very socially engaged?might point us in the right direction.
Audio | January 01, 2008
Symposium 2007 - The Glory of God and Faithful Worship
This session delved more deeply into the conference worship theme by probing key scriptural texts on the theme of divine glory, reviewing contributions of influential theological texts, and then exploring the pastoral dimensions of weaving this luminous theme into everyday ministry back home.
Audio | January 01, 2007