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Becoming People of Refugia
Extreme weather, declining church influence, and environmental protests affect Christians around the world. Debra Rienstra explains why the biological concept of refugia offers a metaphor for seeing the Spirit at work despite deep disturbances in God's creation and among God's people.
Feature Story | August 30, 2021
All Creation Groans: An Interview with Katharine Hayhoe
Can worship practices help heal our broken relationship with the more-than-human creation? How might lament, gratitude, the sacraments, and embodied actions reanimate our love for God’s world? Join this conversation with Katharine Hayhoe and Debra Rienstra
Video | October 30, 2020
Through Pain to Freedom
John Witvliet on Prayer, Lament, and Refugia in Worship
Audio | November 13, 2019
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue: Principles for Renewing Language in Worship
This workshop offered tools and ideas for creating rich, balanced language in worship. Participants explored principles for and discuss examples of welcoming traditional language gracefully; composing or improvising elements in fresh language; using songs and prayers to worship with the global church; and finding a place for lament. The session was based on the book Worship Words.
Audio | January 01, 2008