Resources on Debra Rienstra

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Ash Wednesday Worship Service Outline by Debra Rienstra http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/ash-wednesday-worship Service Outline by Debra Rienstra Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lent , Repentance , Liturgy Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Outline of a worship service of repentance and renewal for Ash Wednesday, including prayers, invitation, scripture, music, imposition of ashes, benediction, and a link to a meditation by Debra Rienstra. Holy Saturday for the Reformed and/or Task-Oriented Service Outline by Debra Rienstra https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2018/03/31/holy-saturday-for-the-reformed-and-or-task-oriented/ Service Outline by Debra Rienstra Topics: Holy Saturday , Silence , Liturgy , Holy Week Source: The Twelve Debra Rienstra offers reflection and liturgy for Holy Saturday including readings, prayers, and ritual actions. Music of Grace Article by Debra Rienstra https://thebanner.org/departments/2011/09/music-of-grace Article by Debra Rienstra Topics: Baptism , Grace , Worship Source: The Banner Debra Rienstra reflects on her church's practice of pouring water into the baptismal font during the time of confession in the worship service. New (and Dull?) Apologetics Article by Debra Rienstra https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2008/10/16/new-and-dull-apologetics/ Article by Debra Rienstra Topics: Apologetics , Teaching , Catechisms , Doctrine Source: Reformed Journal Reflecting on the Church's reduced emphasis on faith formation, Debra Rienstra considers the role of apologetical works and testimony in teaching people difficult doctrinal concepts and theology. No Words Fall Article by Debra Rienstra https://www.thebanner.org/features/2017/11/no-words-fall Article by Debra Rienstra Topics: Silence , Waiting , Christmas Source: The Banner In this reflection on Luke 1:1-56, Debra Rienstra reflects on the contrast between Zechariah's silence and the songs of Mary and Elizabeth. A Survey of Biblical Quarantines Article by Debra Rienstra https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2020/03/21/biblical-quarantines-a-survey/ Article by Debra Rienstra Topics: Bible , Wilderness Source: Reformed Journal Amid COVID-19 concerns, Debra Rienstra looks a biblical quarantines and finds that the Bible is well-supplied with instances of people stuck in limited spaces for long periods of time. Living at Peace . . . with Everyone? Article by Debra Rienstra https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2016/03/18/a-lenten-update/ Article by Debra Rienstra Topics: Peace , Community , Forgiveness , Lent Source: The Twelve In this Lenten reflection, Debra Rienstra writes humorously about the difficulty—and sometimes impossibility—of getting along and "living at peace" with everyone, as Paul commands in Romans 12:17-18. Worship Words Too Important to Neglect Article by Joan Huyser-Honig http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/worship-words-too-important-to-neglect Article by Joan Huyser-Honig Topics: Worship , Language , Words , Name Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Joan Huyser-Honig presents the insights of Debra and Ron Rienstra about the importance of language in a church's worship and how to develop more meaningful worship language. A Week of Saints Article by Debra Rienstra https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2012/11/03/a-week-of-saints/ Article by Debra Rienstra Topics: Saints , Women Source: The Twelve Debra Rienstra writes of her encounter with saints during a recent week. They were the ordinary kind: "feebly struggling . . . . faithful, true, and bold." A Different Kind of Abundance Devotional by Debra Rienstra http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/ash-wednesday-meditation Devotional by Debra Rienstra Topics: Ash Wednesday , Baptism , Lent Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Debra Rienstra's meditation on Psalm 102:1-17 and Mark 1:9-13 invites us to see lenten ashes "not as God’s call to be glum and sober and morbid, but as God’s call to a different kind of abundance." I Want to Be a Church Lady Article by Debra Rienstra https://www.reformedworship.org/article/june-2009/i-want-be-church-lady Article by Debra Rienstra Topics: Faith , Maturity , Spirituality, piety, devotion , Faithfulness Source: Reformed Worship Debra Rienstra reflects on soul shaping, the treasure of faithfulness, and one ambition she has for her old age—to be a church lady. Always Beginners Commentary/Exegesis by Debra Rienstra https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2005/11/16/always-beginners/ Commentary/Exegesis by Debra Rienstra Topics: Mystery , Journey , Truth , Doctrine Source: Reformed Journal Debra Rienstra's commentary on 1 Corinthians 13:12 reflects on the limitations of our knowledge in the Christian life. Formulations of certainties can be useful but "so much more is waiting to be revealed to us." Bewildered in the Wilderness Sermon Starter/Outline by Debra Rienstra https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2017/03/10/bewildered-in-the-wilderness/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Debra Rienstra Topics: Lent , Temptation , Spirituality Source: The Twelve Debra Rienstra recounts a story of being 'in the wilderness' during a power outage and the intensity of Christ's wilderness experience in Mark 1 during Lenten preparation (or lack thereof). O Come, All Ye Faithful Song/Hymn by Debra Rienstra https://www.reformedworship.org/article/september-2018/o-come-all-ye-faithful Song/Hymn by Debra Rienstra Topics: Christmas , Mary , Redemption , Dying and Rising with Christ Source: Reformed Worship Debra Reinstra provides an additional verse to O Come, All Ye Faithful written to be sung following the second stanza. The Long Slog Article by Debra Rienstra https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2012/06/30/the-long-slog/ Article by Debra Rienstra Topics: Pentecost , Fruit of the Spirit , Sanctification , Spirituality Source: The Twelve Debra Rienstra discusses authenticity, Pentecost, the fruits of the Spirit, and the long slog of Christian discipleship. A Contemporary Riff on an Ancient Prayer Service Service Outline by Ron Rienstra https://www.reformedworship.org/article/december-2003/jazz-vespers-contemporary-riff-ancient-prayer-service Service Outline by Ron Rienstra Topics: Prayer , Music , Worship Source: Reformed Worship Ron Rienstra offers practical tips and a service outline for beginning a jazz vespers service. The service can be especially formulated for those who would not be comfortable in a regular church service. Abide with Me Article by Debra Rienstra https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2013/12/28/abide-with-me/ Article by Debra Rienstra Topics: Death , Hope , Sorrow , Christ Source: The Twelve Debra Rienstra reflects on sorrow, death, hardship, and hope in this article about a hymn, "Abide With Me", and its timeless meaning. Rowan Williams for Dummies: On Human Sexuality Article by Debra Rienstra https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2016/07/23/rowan-williams-for-dummies-on-human-sexuality/ Article by Debra Rienstra Topics: Grace , Joy , Sexuality , Sin Source: The Twelve Debra Rienstra discusses a seminal article by Rowan Williams called "The Body's Grace." Williams' article is complex, but it essentially reminds us that human sexuality is more about grace than it is about rules. The Divine Regard Article by Debra Rienstra https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2011/11/01/the-divine-regard/ Article by Debra Rienstra Topics: Divinity of Christ , Care , Creation , God's Love Source: Reformed Journal In this reflection on Psalm 121, Debra Rienstra suggests that we remain in the keen regard of God, fulfilled in Christ, the shining face of God, the unsleeping, loving image of that divine regard. Reflections on Vocation from College Seniors Sermon Illustration by Debra Rienstra https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/05/30/in-their-words-calvin-seniors-on-vocation/ Sermon Illustration by Debra Rienstra Topics: Vocation , Calling Source: The Twelve Debra Rienstra shares thoughtful, wise and witty reflections from her students on the topic of vocation. Vocation is about following God, about all of life, about larger kingdom purposes, not merely about finding my professional career...