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Is the Liturgy Really That Bad?

Is the Liturgy Really That Bad? | Church life | Scoop.it
Thought-provoking...."Is the Liturgy Really That Bad? http://t.co/fp56jz6GXY"
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I go to mass to find Jesus, and — this is the miracle — I find Him.
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Theologues Roundtable: Evangelicals and the Liturgy - Patheos (blog)

Theologues Roundtable: Evangelicals and the Liturgy - Patheos (blog) | Church life | Scoop.it
Theologues Roundtable: Evangelicals and the Liturgy Patheos (blog) This weekend I had the great pleasure of sitting down with author, pastor, and musician Glenn Packiam.
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James K. A. Smith, Liturgy is For Lovers | Henry Center | Henry Center for Theological Understanding

“Retrieving the Reformers’ emphasis on the primacy of God’s agency in Christian worship enables us to remember the formative nature of Christian. (If you're interested in worship & spiritual formation: FANTASTIC LECTURE by James K.A.”
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This column will change your life: stop being busy

This column will change your life: stop being busy | Church life | Scoop.it
“ 'Most time management advice rests on the unspoken assumption that it's possible to win the game: to find a slot for everything that matters. But if the game's designed to be unwinnable,' Oliver Burkeman says, 'you can permit yourself to stop trying'”
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Art and Spirituality: More Than Just Religious Paintings

http://theturbulencetraining.com/art-and-spirituality-more-than-just-religious-paintings.html In primitive societies, the pursuits of hunting, agriculture, procreation, natural seasons and forces of nature, and even healing linked in various ways the areas of spirituality and art. Even at the dawn of civilization, cave paintings were created to depict the activities of daily life. Since...
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Ash Wednesday, Cycle A

Ash Wednesday, Cycle A | Church life | Scoop.it
THEME OF THE DAY Sorrow for sin and the way out. The occasion for the day and its assigned lessons serve to stimulate our awareness of sin as well as the need for repentance (its urgency, which rel...
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Pondering Ash Wednesday (pardon the ad)

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Liturgy for March 2, 2014 (Transfiguration of the Lord - A)

Liturgy for March 2, 2014 (Transfiguration of the Lord - A) | Church life | Scoop.it
Texts:  Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2; 1 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9
Call to Worship
We gather as the faithful of God,
we come to listen to what God has to say to us.
God has invited us to this place;
may our faces reflect our hopes and our hearts.

Via Andrew Schleicher
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Successful homecare for the aging requires network of supporters - Ravalli Republic

Successful homecare for the aging requires network of supporters - Ravalli Republic | Church life | Scoop.it
Successful homecare for the aging requires network of supporters
Ravalli Republic
It was my distinct privilege to be raised by my grandparents. My grandparents provided me with a wonderful childhood, raising me on a dairy farm in Wisconsin.

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Solid read. Gift of years

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The Sign of the Cross and Christian Identity - Hieropraxis | Hieropraxis

The Sign of the Cross and Christian Identity - Hieropraxis | Hieropraxis | Church life | Scoop.it
Making the sign of the cross is, if you will, not unlike a liturgical tattoo.
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Thomas Ken and the Doxology, the enduring hymn

“ Yesterday, I mentioned that Isaac Watts was not the first English hymnwriter. Before Watts liberated hymns and worship, Thomas Ken (1637-1711) had written”
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The Nine Laws of Liturgy

The Nine Laws of Liturgy | Church life | Scoop.it
Liturgy matters. What does liturgy do, and why does it still exert its astonishing appeal after two millennia? Without any attempt to be definitive, let me offer my Nine Laws of Liturgy. Throughout...
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Faith and Theology: On children's participation in the liturgy: some Easter observations

Faith and Theology: On children's participation in the liturgy: some Easter observations | Church life | Scoop.it
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Worth the read, even if your church has settled into a comfort zone with children In worship.

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C. S. Lewis on "Liturgiology"

C. S. Lewis on "Liturgiology" | Church life | Scoop.it
“"Liturgical reforms are hell."- Auden :: Well, unless my reading of Fair Use is way off, I'm allowed to do this... The following is an excerpt from Ch. 1 of C. S. Lewis's book Letters to Malcolm: C...”
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Auditory Culture

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“ Western cultures are considered to be predominantly visual. Despite the fact that human beings develop the capacity to hear in the womb before the capacity to see, our belief in a visually dominate...”
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From fear to calm | The Christian Century

From fear to calm | The Christian Century | Church life | Scoop.it
“ These Gospel stories can seem so familiar. But sit with the disciples in the little wooden boat, and Jesus' power will render you speechless.”
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Annette Schmeling's curator insight, April 26, 2014 11:06 AM

James Martin demonstrates the art of suspending judgment and being an open-minded listener through the use of Ignatian prayer.  Bringing an open, moment-to-moment, nonjudgmental awareness to the reading allows for a more penetrative awareness that sees beyond the surface of what is going on in the story. The classic Ignatian contemplation makes it possible to see connections that may not have been visible before. 

 

Suspending judgment is a deep practice that is hard to learn and hard to maintain. In our busyness we tend to get ahead of our being, and we tend to force premature frames and conclusions on what we see. 

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Worshiping With Children: Year A - Ash Wednesday (March 5, 2014)

Worshiping With Children: Year A - Ash Wednesday (March 5, 2014) | Church life | Scoop.it
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Don't overlook these vital members of the Church. Check links here, too. 

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New Online Journal: "Open Theology"

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The respected German publisher, Walter de Gruyter, has just launched a new online peer-reviewed journal in the field of Theology/Religion:  Open Theology.  As a member of the editorial board, I joi...
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Year A: The Sunday of the Transfiguration (March 2, 2014)

Year A: The Sunday of the Transfiguration (March 2, 2014) | Church life | Scoop.it
Click here for today’s readings
Click HERE for the Lectionary Lab Live podcast
Click here for previous Year A commentary
Teaching the Text
by the Rev. Dr.

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The Sign of the Cross and Christian Identity - Hieropraxis | Hieropraxis

The Sign of the Cross and Christian Identity - Hieropraxis | Hieropraxis | Church life | Scoop.it
Making the sign of the cross is, if you will, not unlike a liturgical tattoo.
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Some Thoughts on Liturgy

I hope that you find this talk on worship useful and enjoyable. It brings together the essence of much that is the focus of this website.
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