In Nehemiah 9 God’s people acknowledge that their current suffering is, in part, a consequence of the sin of those who came before them.
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Easter was delayed for me this year. And while part of me feels robbed, I’m also at peace. Because I know that Easter will come again.
Why I Left the Revised Common Lectionary Behind
The RCL’s treatment of the Old Testament is almost criminal. And other problems.
Creating Space for Communion Before Baptism
Who is welcome to receive Holy Communion? Are all invited to receive the sacrament? All baptized Christians? Or, all baptized Christians who believe that Christ is truly present in the sacrament? Variations on these three invitations can be found printed in worship bulletins across our church. The longstanding understanding of the church is that communionContinue reading “Creating Space for Communion Before Baptism”
Do Worship Leaders Hide in Worship?
It is an odd proposition – do worship leaders hide in worship? Even though they’re standing up front, in the most visible part of the worship space, leading the congregation in prayer and praise and acts of worship, are they hiding in plain sight? Maybe. I’m struck after visiting two larger churches on Sunday –Continue reading “Do Worship Leaders Hide in Worship?”