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Dennis R. Edwards on 1 Peter and Good Shepherd Sunday
For lectionary Year A, Good Shepherd Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Easter, includes a reading from 1 Peter. New Testament scholar Dennis R. Edwards explains why Peter’s first letter is especially relevant as people deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conversation | April 14, 2020
Robert Feduccia on the CCLI Song Select Liturgy Section
Churches around the world seek permission to use contemporary worship music from Christian Copyright Licensing, Inc., or CCLI. Late in 2018, CCLI Song Select quietly introduced a liturgical section to help churches select contemporary music that fits the classic ordo, the four-fold pattern of worship. Robert Feduccia explains why.
Conversation | July 01, 2019
Amanda Benckhuysen on Preaching from the Minor Prophets
Most congregations have never heard a sermon preached from the prophetic books of Nahum or Obadiah. Other than a few choice passages in Jeremiah or Isaiah, the major prophets are mainly ignored too. That means worshipers are missing out on more than a quarter of inspired Scripture.
Conversation | December 12, 2018
A Random, Crazy List or Really Cogent Lections: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary
In this session, the panelists discussed the structure of the lectionary system and the advantages and challenges of its use.
Audio | February 08, 2018
Bruce Theron on Word and Worship, a South African lectionary resource
Across cultures and denominations, South African churches are growing in unity—thanks to the nation’s first ecumenical sermon and worship resource written in English.
Conversation | March 16, 2017
Wendell Kimbrough on Singing Creation Psalms
A regular discipline of writing psalm refrains helped one musician notice psalms in which creation and God’s people call each other to worship the Creator.
Conversation | February 21, 2017
Jane Chandler on Morning Prayer at Nursing Homes
Residents of senior living facilities do not have to be Episcopalian to appreciate regular onsite morning prayer services. Your congregation could offer a similar ministry.
Conversation | August 02, 2016
Daisy Rhau on Children, Creation Care and Worship
In this edited conversation, based on email and phone conversations in September 2013, Daisy Rhau talks about the Christian Education committee members’ awareness that “the children were deeply invested in earth care.”
Conversation | October 09, 2013
Lift Up Your Hearts: Revised Common Lectionary Index
Lectionary-based hymn suggestions
Article | August 08, 2013
The African American Lectionary
The African American Lectionary is a resource tool that highlights the African American ecclesial traditions and recognizes days on the liturgical calendar that are celebrated across a variety of ecclesial traditions.
Website | October 26, 2011
Introduction to the Christian Year
We are creatures of time. Throughout the history of the church, Christians have in various ways attempted to put Christ at the center of their personal calendars.
Article | March 10, 2011
Base Worship Drama on the Lectionary
In contrast to Jeff Barker, who often presents Old Testament passages as brief plays or mimes in place of or during the sermon text, John Steven Paul writes liturgical plays long enough to replace the sermon.
Feature Story | April 05, 2007