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Angie Hong on Imagining Worship as an Egalitarian Zone
Christian worship services can support or contradict the biblical vision of the church as one body with many parts. Here’s how corporate worship can help worshipers practice equity across lines of gender, race, ability, socioeconomics, and sexuality.
Conversation | May 24, 2019
Preaching While White: Practices of Humility and Courage in the Face of Injustice
2019 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Workshop
Audio | April 10, 2019
The Savior of Justice for the Needy
2019 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Service of the Word
Worship Service | Video | February 27, 2019
Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion, and Truth in Christian Worship and Life
All over the world, Christian churches are struggling to obey the Bible’s clear commands to welcome the stranger, to displace the fear that leads to exclusion, and to both extend and receive mutual hospitality as gifts of God’s Spirit.
Audio | February 16, 2018
Mark Mulder on Debunking “the Culture of Poverty”
It is important for financially stable churches and Christians to build relationships with those in poverty. But the reason may be different than what you might assume.
Conversation | December 14, 2017
When Helping Heals: Affirming Global Service in our Churches
Providing charitable support and development assistance to people in need can and does work, but, like any important activity, we must learn how to do it well.
Article | August 22, 2017
When Helping Heals: An Economist and Political Scientist Affirm Global Service
Is it possible to work in international development without hurting those we are helping?
Audio | July 05, 2017
The Need for Lament: Soong-Chan Rah
Soong-Chan Rah argues that the deeply rooted triumphalism and exceptionalism in the American society are causing the absence of lament in the American churches.
Video | March 22, 2017
When Soong-Chan Rah planted an urban church near Boston, he began with a series of sermons on the Book of Lamentations, a radical counter-cultural approach to ministry that later became the basis for his book Prophetic Lament.
Video | February 22, 2017
Eric Mathis on Expanding Teens’ Vision of Worship
Defining “worship” is an essential step for churches that want to start including youth in planning and leading worship. Teenagers long for worship that connects to life issues such as justice, imagination, and the arts.
Conversation | February 14, 2017
Tony Alonso on Liturgical Music as Communal Confession
Tony Alonso notices gaps between what we sing in worship and how we live, including how we choose bilingual songs.
Conversation | October 31, 2016
“The Justice Calling” Authors on Becoming a Just Church
Some churches care deeply about studying the Bible. Others are passionate about justice. Authors Bethany Hanke Hoang and Kristen Deede Johnson offer help for congregations that care or want to care about both.
Conversation | July 12, 2016
Worship that Calls Us to Reflect God’s Heart for Justice
Bethany Hanke Hoang and Kristen Deede Johnson co-wrote The Justice Calling: Where Passion Meets Perseverance. They explain how weekly worship helps congregations keep working with, and waiting on, God to make all things new.
Feature Story | July 12, 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
Rejoicing in Lament
Four pastors and scholars discuss wrestling with incurable cancer, cancerous racism and life in Christ. They offer insights into how congregations can follow the lead of the Psalms in practicing candid lament as an essential part of deeply joyful worship.
Conversation | April 22, 2016
God of Justice, Love, and Mercy
A vesper service led by singers, band, organ, and strings, the Fuller Seminary Chapel worship leaders utilize traditional and original resources to guide worshipers through a prayerful liturgy of confession and forgiveness.
Worship Service | Video | April 08, 2016
The Church Behind Bars
This session explores the growth of the church behind bars in several Michigan prisons and in Angola Prison in Louisiana.
Audio | March 04, 2016
Jennifer Ackerman on Courageous Conversations among Pastors
The Micah Groups program brings together pastors from diverse denominational, theological and ethnic contexts, all who desire to become empowered wise preachers. They seek justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God. Over time, they build enough trust to have courageous conversations about worship, preaching and justice.
Conversation | February 19, 2016
Worship that Blesses the Whole Community with the Whole Gospel
Most Christians know that Jesus calls us to love God with all we have and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Canaan Community Church changed its worship to truly follow the Great Commandment.
Feature Story | August 06, 2015