Resources on Aging

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Topical Study on Aging The poignant and inevitable process of growing older, aging is a pilgrimage toward the City of God with opportunity for sanctification along the way. Aging from the Perspective of the Cross Study Guide by Robert B Kruschwitz http://www.baylor.edu/ifl/christianreflection/AgingStudyGuide4.pdf Study Guide by Robert B Kruschwitz Topics: Aging , Awareness of God , Suffering , Calling/Vocation Source: The Christian Reflection Project This study guide by Robert B. Kruschwitz uses Luke 9:21-25 and 2 Corinthians 1:3-7, 4:10 to reflect on the difficulty of aging and giving a Biblical context to one's personal value. Aging with Hope and Wonder Article by Terry Thomas Primer http://www.baylor.edu/ifl/christianreflection/AgingarticlePrimer.pdf Article by Terry Thomas Primer Topics: Aging , Calling , Hope Source: The Christian Reflection Project Terry Thomas Primer's article about aging uses the story of Abraham and Sarah having their son Isaac at an advanced age to reflect on the hope and purpose God can inspire in later stages of life. Aging Together in Grace Article by Joan Huyser-Honig http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/aging-together-in-grace Article by Joan Huyser-Honig Topics: Aging , Intergenerational issues , Adulthood , Differing Abilities Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Churches can offer a countercultural message about the gifts of older adults and walk with them through the challenges of aging. Joan Huyser-Honig shares three things that churches can do to make this countercultural shift. Age to Age - A Reflection Article by Marc Nelesen http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/book-group-reflection-ge-to-age-a-reflection-on-group-learning-and-intergenerational-worship Article by Marc Nelesen Topics: Church , Intergenerational issues , Worship Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship This reflection shares the insights of a multi-generational group of Christians who met to discuss the book "The Church of All Ages" and the topic of intergenerational worship. Age as Accomplishment Devotional by Lillian Daniel http://day1.org/7556-lillian_daniel_age_as_accomplishment Devotional by Lillian Daniel Topics: Aging , Blessing Source: Day1 This devotional reflection by Lillian Daneil illustrates the "accomplishment" of growing older and the importance of acknowledging that age can be a blessing. Aging from the Perspective of the Cross Article by Stephen Sapp http://www.baylor.edu/ifl/christianreflection/AgingarticleSapp.pdf Article by Stephen Sapp Topics: Aging , Suffering , Death , Discipleship Source: The Christian Reflection Project In his article about aging, Stephen Sapp confronts the cultural and human issues surrounding growing old and while providing a Biblical perspective on suffering, discipleship, and human value. Aging Well: Theological Reflections on the Call and Retirement Article by Jack L Stotts https://www.religion-online.org/book/aging-well-theological-reflections-on-the-call-and-retirement/ Article by Jack L Stotts Topics: Aging , Calling/Vocation , Clergy Source: Religion Online This resource provides a chapter by chapter outline and links to the entire text of "Aging Well: Theological Reflections on the Call and Retirement," by Jack L. Stotts and published in 1999. All Ages Needed for Intergenerational Worship Article by Joan Huyser-Honig http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/all-ages-needed-for-intergenerational-worship Article by Joan Huyser-Honig Topics: Worship , Community , Intergenerational issues Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Though many churches offer multiple worship options, each pegged to an age or generation, Howard Vanderwell and Steve Burger make a case for intergenerational worship that has families worshiping together. Golden Age? Sermon (Complete) by Charles K Robertson http://day1.org/1946-golden_age Sermon (Complete) by Charles K Robertson Topics: Pentecost , Church , Holy Spirit , Sermon Source: Day1 A Pentecost Sunday sermon on Acts 2:1-21. Charles K. Robertson discusses that the "Golden Age" is not in the past but it is right now as we encounter the living Christ again and again in unexpected... Good Aging: A Christian Perspective Article by Harvey H Potthoff https://www.religion-online.org/article/good-aging-a-christian-perspective/ Article by Harvey H Potthoff Topics: Aging , Fear , God's Presence , Wisdom Source: Religion Online Harvey Potthoff reflects on the concept of good aging, including many quotations from scripture and from Christian and non-Christian writers. Many of the ideas are applicable to life at any age. How to Preach to a Death-Filled Age Audio/Video by George Arthur Buttrick http://commons.ptsem.edu/id/01451 Audio/Video by George Arthur Buttrick Topics: Preaching , Homiletics , Death , Heaven Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) How should the Christian pulpit address a death-filled age? In this lecture, George Arthur Buttrick revisits the church's preaching on heaven and hell. Justification and Missionary Preaching in a Post-Christian Age Element of Worship by Lois Malcolm https://www.workingpreacher.org/theology-and-interpretation/justification-and-missionary-preaching-in-a-post-christian-age Element of Worship by Lois Malcolm Topics: Preaching , Gospel , Justification , Witness Source: Working Preacher In this article, Lois Malcolm argues that the doctrine of justification has particular relevance for our time, as the decline of Christendom presents us with the opportunity for retrieving the missionary outreach of the apostolic age. Full Text Hymns on Aging O God, Our Help in Ages PastPD
Rock of AgesPD
God, Our God of Distant Ages©
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Mystagogy in the Digital Age Article by Michael J Denk http://www.hprweb.com/2012/04/mystagogy-in-the-digital-age/ Article by Michael J Denk Topics: Lent , Technology , Prayer , Fasting Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Mystagogy means to lead those just initiated into the life of the Church to what it is they are now to become. This Catholic article discusses the unique opportunities for mystagogy in a digital age. Worship in the (supposed) “Dark Ages” Article by Jennifer Woodruff Tait https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/worship-in-the-supposed-dark-ages Article by Jennifer Woodruff Tait Topics: Pope , Mass , Eucharist , Worship Source: Christian History Institute Jennifer Woodruff Tait describes in detail a Eucharist celebrated by the pope in the eighth century, and summarizes developments in worship from the Early Middle Ages to the High Middle Ages. Worship Service (Aging) Song/Hymn by David M Bridges http://www.baylor.edu/ifl/christianreflection/AgingworshipBridges.pdf Song/Hymn by David M Bridges Topics: Aging , Awareness of God , Worship , Justice Source: The Christian Reflection Project Since aging is a profound part of being human, this order of worship uses the hymn, "O God, Our Help in Ages Past" to help worshipers realize God’s timelessness and to trust in his eternal love.... All Ages, One Mission Article by Karen Smith https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/105/all-ages-one-mission Article by Karen Smith Topics: Aging , Missions , Children , Children/youth Source: Ministry Matters This article shares about a church making a conscientious effort to include all ages and generations in its global and local missions. Mission trips take us "on a spiritual journey" with companions, young and old. Planning Age-Inclusive Advent and Christmas Services Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2012/06/year-c-planning-for-advent-and.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown Topics: Christmas , Advent , Worship , Worship Planning Source: Worshiping With Children Many children join the congregation for the first time during the Advent Christmas season, warranting the special attention of church leaders and worship planners. Here, Carolyn Brown offers tips for age-inclusive worship practices during this season. In Anger We Trust? Repentance in the Age of Rage Article by Nicole M Roccas https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/timeeternal/in-anger-we-trust-repentance-in-the-age-of-rage/ Article by Nicole M Roccas Topics: Repentance , Anger , Kingdom of God , Forgiveness Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Nicole Roccas contrasts our "age of rage" with the "age of the kingdom to come, the age of repentance and forgiveness." The Gift of Aging Article by Carroll E Simcox https://www.religion-online.org/article/the-gift-of-aging/ Article by Carroll E Simcox Topics: Aging , Hope , Eternal life , Life Source: Religion Online In this article, Carroll E. Simcox considers growing old and offers a variety of opinions and quotes about aging in addition to reflecting on the inner and outer self from 2 Corinthians 4:16. What Makes All Ages Delight in the Psalms Article by Joan Huyser-Honig http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/what-makes-all-ages-delight-in-the-psalms Article by Joan Huyser-Honig Topics: Youth , Psalms , Spiritual Growth , Children Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Joan Huyser-Honig describes the experiences of two schools who decided to "dwell in the Psalms" for a year, learning that the Spirit can work through kids and adults of any age.