Category Archives: Liturgies

New Podcast worth subscribing to…

Speaking of Faith is a new podcast that explores religion. “Each week, host Krista Tippett focuses on a different theme, asking writers, thinkers and theologians to discuss how religion shapes everyday life.” Here is a link to a good interview with Shane Claiborne talking about the New Monastics There are also some additional interviews with...

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The Christian Calendar and Advent

JR Woodward has posted an intriguing article on his blog Dream Awakener about culture and the importance of the Christian Calendar for Spiritual Formation.  In a culture that seems to be winning the affections of Christians en masse, attention to the formative elements of the Christian Calendar seems more important than ever.  Getting the narrative...

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Worldviews and generations converge in the Church…what to do?

Chris Monroe over at Paradoxology had posted an astute refleciton on the realities of modern entrenchmnet within his congregation with regards to what it means to be the Church.  "The diversity within Christ’s body is beautiful and worth celebrating — racially, socio-economically, generationally, etc. — yet the differences I see emerging between modern and postmodern...

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On Justice and the Gospel…

In "Becoming Friends: Worship, Justice and the Practice of Christian Friendship", Paul Wadell offers the following insightful words about the Church’s call in his Chapter entitled "Setting the World on Fire: Friendship with God and a Commitment to Justice"  "The church is called to embody and work for the justice of God in the world. ...

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A Franciscan Benediction…

A wonderful prayer posted at Waving or Drowning that helps keep things in perspective for the faithful… May God bless you with discomfortAt easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationshipsSo that you may live deep within your heart. May God bless you with angerAt injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people,So that you may work for justice,...

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