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  • Barbara K. Lundblad Barbara Kay Lundblad is the Joe R. Engle Professor Emeritus of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She served 16 years as a parish pastor in New York City, as well as campus pastor at Lehman College and New York University. She has taught preaching at Yale Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College, and in the D.Min. program of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools. In 2007, she served as president of the Academy of Homiletics. Lundblad is the author of “Transforming the Stone: Preaching through Resistance to Change” and “Marking Time: Preaching Biblical Stories in Present Tense.” She has contributed to Lectionary Homiletics, Currents in Theology and Mission, Word & World, The Journal of Preaching and The Living Pulpit. (Source: workingpreacher.org; photo: chqdaily.com)
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  • Jan Luyken Jan (Johannes) Luyken (1649-1712) was a Dutch poet, illustrator, and engraver. He was born and died in Amsterdam, where he learned engraving from his father Kaspar Luyken. He had a religious experience at age 26 that inspired him to write moralistic poetry in addition to making his print art. (Source: wikipedia.com; photo: commons.wikimedia.com)
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  • James Iley McCord James I. McCord (1919-1990) was an ordained Presbyterian minister and former president of Princeton Theological Seminary (1959-83). He was also the founder of the Center for Theological Inquiry, winner of the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion (1986), and the former president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches. (Source: nytimes.com; photo: ptsem.edu)
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  • Alyce M McKenzie Alyce M. McKenzie is the Le Van Professor of Preaching and Worship at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. A sought after speaker and a prolific author, she is the Director of the Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence at SMU. (Source: wipfandstock.com; photo: smu.edu)
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  • Life Scribe Media Life Scribe Media was founded by Jonathan Litchfield in 2012. Jonathan has been working in church media and video production for 17 years, on staff at churches and through independent contract work. Since 2012 Life Scribe Media has been leading the way in creative church visuals. Their design style is a mixture of live filmed video as well as digitally created content. They mix creativity with eclectic, modern designs to give your church a visual worship experience that is professional, uplifting, and engaging. (Source: ignitermedia.com; photo: facebook.com)
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  • Freebridge Media Our sole purpose at Freebridge Media is to help the Church share the timeless truth of Jesus through high quality mini-movies, motions, countdowns, and worship intros. (Source and photo: worshiphousemedia.com)
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  • Hyper Pixels Media Hyper Pixels Media exists to bring glory to God and to assist the local church by equipping it with creative media resources. We believe that you are following the example that Jesus left for us when you use video in your ministry. Jesus used parables (earthly stories) to teach and communicate Kingdom Principles. Video is the ultimate storyteller...combining visual imagery and sound. (Source: worshiphousemedia.com)
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  • Igniter Media Igniter Media creates and curates media so the local church can better engage the culture and declare biblical truth. (Source: ignitermedia.com)
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  • Carol Howard Merritt Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (@CarolHoward) is a minister whose writing, speaking, and teaching is anchored in theological wisdom and sociological insight. She’s a sought-after keynote speaker, especially on the topic of ministering in a new generation. After being raised as a conservative Baptist and attending a fundamentalist Bible college, Carol studied at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Texas and became a Presbyterian (USA) Minister. She’s known for serving growing Presbyterian (USA) churches, especially those with a deep commitment to serving the poor and disenfranchised. A pastor for almost two decades, Carol has served Presbyterian (USA) churches in the swamps of Cajun Louisiana, a bayside village in Rhode Island, and an urban neighborhood of Washington, DC. This breadth and depth of practical experience informs her consultations with denominational governing bodies, seminaries, and local churches. Carol is an Adjunct Faculty member at Dubuque Theological Seminary. (Source: carolhowardmerritt.org; photo: twitter.com)
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  • Debra Dean Murphy Debra Dean Murphy is associate professor of religious studies at West Virginia Wesleyan College. She has also taught at Meredith College, Campbell Divinity School, and Duke Divinity School, and worked for six years as Director of Christian Formation at Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church in suburban Raleigh, North Carolina. She is the author of Happiness, Health, and Beauty: The Christian Life in Everyday Terms and Teaching that Transforms: Worship as the Heart of Christian Education. She co-authored The Shape of Our Lives and The Shape of God’s Reign, study guides in the Congregational Formation Initiative of the Ekklesia Project, and her articles and essays have appeared in journals such as Modern Theology, Theology Today, Scottish Journal of Theology, Liturgy, Cross Currents, and The Christian Century. Her blog posts are regularly featured by The Christian Century, Sojourners, and Textweek.com, and On Being. (Source: debradeanmurphy.wordpress.com; photo: dreamersandgiants.com)
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  • Anne Osdieck Anne Osdieck is a contributor of spiritual reflections and discussion questions for The Sunday Website, a service of the Catholic Studies Program at Saint Louis University.
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  • Carol Penner Carol Penner teaches and writes in the area of practical theology and after many years as a pastor in various Mennonite congregations, she joined the faculty at Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. Her research interests include feminist theology, Mennonite peace theology, and abuse issues. She contributes regularly to her blog of worship resources, leadinginworship. (Source and photo: uwaterloo.ca/grebel)
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  • Dave Peterson Dave Peterson (B.S, M.Div., D.Min., D.H.L.) is an ordained Presbyterian pastor who has served congregations in Washington, Nevada, Michigan, and Texas. He is Pastor Emeritus of the Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston. As Director of Community Outreach of The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation, he serves as a point of connection between the Foundation and its outreach partners in the community. He also offers spiritual resources and guidance across the broad range of the McNairs’ interests. (Source and photo: mcnairfoundation.org)
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  • Bruce Prewer Bruce Prewer (1931-2018) was a nationally recognised poet and liturgist who gave Christianity a distinctly Australian voice. His proficiency as a poet is well known in Australian churches. His first book, Australian Psalms, became a religious best-seller. (Source and photo: crosslight.org.au)
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  • Jan L Richardson Jan is an artist, writer, and ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. She serves as director of The Wellspring Studio, LLC, and has traveled widely as a retreat leader and conference speaker. With work described by the Chicago Tribune as “breathtaking,” she has attracted an international audience drawn to the spaces of welcome, imagination, and solace that she creates in both word and image. Jan’s books include The Cure for Sorrow, Night Visions, In the Sanctuary of Women, and the recently released Sparrow: A Book of Life and Death and Life. (Source: janrichardson.com; photo: upperroombooks.com)
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  • Debra Rienstra Debra Rienstra is professor of English at Calvin University, where she has taught since 1996, specializing in early British literature and creative writing. She is the author of three books—on motherhood, spirituality, and worship—and numerous essays and poems. Her literary essays have appeared in Rock & Sling, The Examined Life Journal, and Aethlon, among other places. She writes bi-weekly for The Twelve, an online magazine connected with The Reformed Journal, writing about spirituality, pop culture, the church, the arts, higher ed, and more. (Source and photo: debrarienstra.com)
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  • Mark D Roberts Dr. Mark D. Roberts is the executive director for the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary. In this role, Mark is responsible for the mission, strategic direction, and operations of the Center. He also provides resources for the Center’s work as the principal writer of the "Life for Leaders" daily devotional and as a major contributor to the "Insights for Leaders" blog of the De Pree Center. Previously Mark was the Executive Director of Digital Media and Senior Director of the Laity Lodge retreat center. Earlier, he served as the Senior Pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church in Southern California. He studied at Harvard University, where he received a PhD in New Testament and Christian Origins. He has been an adjunct professor for Fuller Theological Seminary and San Francisco Theological Seminary. Mark has written several books, including Can We Trust the Gospels? (Crossway, 2007) and Ephesians in The Story of God Commentary series (Zondervan Academic, 2016). (Source: theologyofwork.org; photo: patheos.com)
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  • Kathryn M Schifferdecker Kathryn M Schifferdecker is Professor and Elva B. Lovell Chair of Old Testament at Luther Seminary. Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 2001, Schifferdecker was associate pastor for five years at Trinity Lutheran Church, Arkdale, Wisc., prior to teaching at Luther. She is a frequent contributor to workingpreacher.org, Word & World, and the author of Out of the Whirlwind: Creation Theology in the Book of Job (Harvard University Press, 2008). She is currently writing a commentary on the book of Esther. (Source and photo: luthersem.edu)
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  • Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794 – 1872) was a German painter, chiefly of Biblical subjects. As a young man he associated with the painters of the Nazarene movement who revived the florid Renaissance style in religious art. He is remembered for his extensive Picture Bible, and his designs for stained glass windows in cathedrals. (Source: wikipedia.org; photo: wikidata.org)
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  • Thom M Shuman Thom M Shuman is a pastor, poet, and blogger who has written many collections of prayers, liturgies, and poems, often in collaboration with the Iona Community and Wild Goose Publications. (Source: amazon.com)
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  • Christine Sine Christine Sine is the founder and facilitator of Godspace, which grew out of her passion for creative spirituality, gardening and sustainability. Together with her husband, Tom, Christine also co-founded Mustard Seed Associates, but recently retired to make time available for writing, speaking and to look after their puppy, Goldie. Christine describes herself as a contemplative activist, passionate gardener, author, and liturgist. She loves messing with church traditions and inspiring followers of Jesus to develop creative approaches to spirituality that intertwine the sacred through all of life. She facilitates workshops on contemplative and creative spiritual practices, spirituality and gardening, simplicity and sustainability as well as how to develop a more spiritual rhythm for our lives. She often encourages participants to paint rocks or leaves, plant contemplative gardens, walk labyrinths and create spiritual pathways that draw us into deeper intimacy with God. Christine is inspired by Celtic Christian spirituality, which has opened her eyes to the God who is present in every moment, every experience and every place. She is open to learning from everyone and everything around. (Source and photo: godspacelight.com)
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  • Matthew L Skinner Matthew Skinner joined Luther Seminary’s faculty in 2002 and his teaching experience covers the full range of the New Testament canon. His courses focus on the original, ancient settings and circumstances surrounding the creation and preservation of biblical writings as well as how this literature continues to be experienced and interpreted in congregations and other public venues. Much of Skinner’s published work focuses on the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the cultural realities displayed in these writings, and their ongoing theological relevance. He has written about the Bible for websites including Huffington Post, Working Preacher, and ON Scripture—The Bible. He co-hosts Sermon Brainwave, a popular weekly podcast that offers assistance to preachers as they interpret biblical texts to prepare their sermons. (Source and photo: luthersem.edu)
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  • Mandy Smith Mandy Smith is lead pastor at University Christian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is the author of Making a Mess and Meeting God, The Vulnerable Pastor, and Unfettered: Imagining a Childlike Faith Beyond the Baggage of Western Culture (2021). She is also a fine artist and the creator of "The Collect," a citywide trash-to-art project. (Source: christianitytoday.com; photo: universitychristianchurch.net)
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  • Virgil Solis Virgil Solis or Virgilius Solis (1514 – 1562), a member of a prolific family of artists, was a German draughtsman and printmaker in engraving, etching, and woodcut who worked in his native city of Nuremberg. His prints were sold separately (mainly the etchings and engravings) or formed the illustrations of books (normally the woodcuts); many prints signed by him are probably by assistants. Solis eventually died in Nuremberg. Eduard von Ubisch wrote a comprehensive description of Solis' life and work in relation to his Bible images in 1889. (Source: wikipedia.org; photo: commons.wikimedia.org)
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  • Eleonore Stump Eleanore Stump is The Robert J. Henle, SJ, Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University where she has taught since 1992. Her areas of specialization include medieval philosophy, philosophy of religion, and metaphysics. She writes weekly spiritual reflections at The Sunday Website of Saint Louis University. (Source and photo: slu.edu)
    110 resources
  • Frank A Thomas As a preacher, teacher, scholar, thinker, lecturer, author, and master coach, Frank A. Thomas is one of the most creative, pioneering, and prominent thought leaders of this generation. Thomas holds a PhD in Communications (Rhetoric) from the University of Memphis and currently serves as the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics and Director of the Academy of Preaching and Celebration at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Source and photo: drfrankathomas.com)
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  • Patricia K Tull Patricia K. Tull is author most recently of Inhabiting Eden: Christians, the Bible, and the Ecological Crisis (Westminster John Knox, 2013), an ecological Bible study. She is the A.B. Rhodes Professor Emerita of Old Testament at Louisville Seminary, and currently serves as Program Director for Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light in Indiana. An ordained Presbyterian minister, she frequently preaches, leads retreats, and lectures nationally, exploring Scripture in light of environmental issues. She is a GreenFaith Fellow, Climate Reality presenter, and general editor of a new series called Essentials of Biblical Studies for Oxford University Press. (Source and photo: humansandnature.org)
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  • John van de Laar John van de Laar founded Sacredise in 2004. John is a liturgist with 40 years of experience in a wide variety of church, community, and musical settings. Since leaving the Methodist ministry in October 2019 John has devoted his time to helping churches navigate the new and growing reality of online worship and community. John holds a Masters degree in the Theology of Worship Music and is the author of The Hour That Changes Everything, Food for the Road, and Learning to Belong. Songs that John has written have been used in churches around the world, and his articles have appeared in many magazines and online publications. (Source and photo: sacredise.com)
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  • Christoph Weigel Christoph Weigel (the Elder), aka Johann Christoph Weigel (1654-1725), was a German engraver, art dealer, and publisher active in Nuremberg in the early 1700s. During his lifetime he published 70 books and series of engravings. (Source: wikipedia.org, vintage-maps.com; photo: public domain)
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  • William H Willimon William H Willimon is an American theologian and bishop in the United Methodist Church, retired, who for eight years served the North Alabama Conference. He is currently Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry and Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Duke Divinity School. He is former Dean of the Chapel at Duke University and is considered by many as one of America's best-known and most influential preachers. (Source: wikipedia.org; photo: ministrymatters.com)
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  • Rebecca Wimmer Rebecca Wimmer is an actor, writer, director, choreographer, and writer for The Skit Guys. (Photo: theskitguys.com)
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  • John D Witvliet John D. Witvliet is director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW) and professor of worship, theology, and congregational and ministry studies at Calvin University and Calvin Theological Seminary. His responsibilities include teaching courses at both the university and seminary, and oversight of CICW’s practical and scholarly programs, including the Calvin Symposium on Worship and the Vital Worship Grants Program. His areas of interest include the history of Christian worship, worship practices in various denominations, biblical and systematic theology of worship, the role of music and the arts in worship, choral and congregational song, and consulting with churches on worship renewal. (Source and photo: worship.calvin.edu)
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  • Matt Woodley Father Matt Woodley serves as the editor for PreachingToday.com and the Missions Pastor at Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also the author of God With Us: The Gospel of Matthew. (Source: preachingtoday.com; photo: churchrez.org)
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  • Shift Worship Shift Worship exists to help churches shift worship back to God. Since 2003, Shirt Worship has been providing visual resources for worship to churches around the world. Their commitment is to make excellent visual media that is easy to use, to empower churches to make and customize their own worship media, and to keep the costs as reasonable as possible. (Source: shiftworship.com)
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  • Joyce Ann Zimmerman Joyce Ann Zimmerman, CPPS, is the director of the Institute for Liturgical Ministry in Dayton, Ohio and is an adjunct professor of liturgy, liturgical consultant, and frequent facilitator of workshops. She has published numerous scholarly and pastoral liturgical works. She holds civil and pontifical doctorates of theology. (Source: books.google.com; photo: worship.calvin.edu)
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