Resources on History

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Topical Study on History The central concept of history is an inquiry into the past. At the core of the Christian understanding of history is the enduring faithfulness and sovereignty of God: History is God's story. God's people are rooted in the story of what God has done in the past and therefore they... The Early History of Lent Article by Nicholas V Russo http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/193181.pdf Article by Nicholas V Russo Topics: History , Lent Source: The Christian Reflection Project When and how did the season of Lent stated? Nicholas V. Russo explores the history of the season of Lent, a season which began being recognized after the council of Nicea. The Early History of Lent - Study Guide Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Robert B Kruschwitz http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/193434.pdf Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Robert B Kruschwitz Topics: History , Lent , Fasting Source: The Christian Reflection Project A study guide for a lesson about the history of Lent and the practice of fasting during this season. Includes reflection questions and liturgical elements. Black history, Matthew, and my family Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Krystal D Frazier http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=252 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Krystal D Frazier Topics: History , Family , Adoption Source: The African American Lectionary In this sermon outline on Matthew 1:1-17, Krystal Frazier combines insights from Matthew's genealogy, inspiration from black history, the importance of "reckoning with our own complex familial histories," and the meaning of being in Christ's family. Prayer and Action: The Forgotten History of the Liturgical Movement Article by Pat McNamara https://www.patheos.com/blogs/mcnamarasblog/2020/05/prayer-and-the-action-the-forgotten-history-of-the-liturgical-movement.html Article by Pat McNamara Topics: Catholic , Liturgics , Mass , St. Teresa of Avila Source: Patheos - Catholicism A post by Pat McNamara who traces the history of reforms that led to the 20th Century Liturgical Movement, which emphasized that prayer and action must be integrated, so that outsiders can see the Church. Why We Need to Know the History of Our Churches Article by Kristin Kobes Du Mez http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/why-we-need-to-know-the-history-of-our-churches Article by Kristin Kobes Du Mez Topics: History , Church , Community , Reconciliation Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship This article argues that most American Christians remain startlingly ignorant of critical aspects of their church’s history. Learning this history can help us more faithfully know ourselves, love others, and follow Christ. Why Black History is White History Article by Daniel Black https://www.faithandleadership.com/episode-7-daniel-black-why-black-history-white-history Article by Daniel Black Topics: History , Blackness , Church , Racism Source: Faith and Leadership In this episode of podcast "Can These Bones." Bill Lamar interviews author Daniel Black about his novel “The Coming" on the middle passage, his commitment to the black church, and why black history is white history. Church History in Brief Article by Bruce L Shelley https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/church-history-in-brief Article by Bruce L Shelley Topics: Church History Source: Christian History Institute This brief article offers a wonderful overview of Christian history from AD 70-1990. The End of History Article by Stephen Freeman https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/glory2godforallthings/2011/08/22/the-end-of-history-2/ Article by Stephen Freeman Topics: Resurrection , Death , Kingdom of God Source: Ancient Faith Blogs In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Stephen Freeman reflects on death as "the end of world" and resurrection to eternal life as "the end of history." Christian History Timeline: Methodists on the Move Article https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/methodists-on-the-move Article Topics: Church History , History of the Methodist Episcopal Church , John Wesley , History of American Christianity Source: Christian History Institute This Christian History article provides a timeline detailing several Methodist-related events during the first 135 years of Methodist activity. The timeline provides insight into the process by which women and African Americans acquired preaching rights. Iraq in the Bible and History Article https://www.globalministries.org/resource/additional_sources_overview_of_other_destinations_iraq/ Article Source: Global Ministries An overview of the nation of Iraq in the Bible and in history, with attention given to the current status of Christians in the country. Black History Month – USA Call to Worship by Maya Anglelou https://worshipwords.co.uk/black-history-month-usa/ Call to Worship by Maya Anglelou Topics: History , Prayer , Worship , Education Source: Worship Words A worship planning resource for a worship service that has Black history month as a focus. This resource provides a call to worship, music suggestions, and a reading list to further educate on Black history. God's Presence in History Article by Wolfhart Pannenberg http://www.religion-online.org/article/gods-presence-in-history/ Article by Wolfhart Pannenberg Topics: History , God's Presence , Religion , Theology Source: Religion Online In this 1981 article, Wolfhart Pannenberg says there is no direct conceptual approach to God, or from God to human reality, but God’s presence is hidden in the particulars of history. Two Boats, One Gospel: Black History Month and the Church’s witness Article by Esau McCaulley https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2016/02/04/two-boats-one-gospel-black-history-month-and-the-churchs-witness/ Article by Esau McCaulley Topics: Hope , Reconciliation , Eschatology , God's Love Source: The Living Church Juxtaposing descendants of the Mayflower with survivors of the Middle Passage, Esau McCaulley's Black History Month article on Acts 17:24-28 expresses eschatological hope in racial reconciliation rooted in the love that God revealed through the cross. Jewish Evangelism: The Lessons of History Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/jewish-evangelism-the-lessons-of-history/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: History , Evangelism , Covenant , Exile Source: Ancient Faith Blogs In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Fr. Lawrence Farley considers Jewish history and Jewish evangelism. Colonialism and Mission: 4 Lessons We Must Learn from History Article by Anthony Siegrist https://www.missioalliance.org/colonialism-and-mission-4-lessons-we-can-learn-from-history/ Article by Anthony Siegrist Topics: History , Culture , Evangelism , Missions Source: Missio Alliance In this article, Anthony Siegrist introduces four important lessons about missions we must learn from history. Science, Race, and the Bible: Coming to Terms with a Messy History Article by Brad Kramer https://biologos.org/blogs/brad-kramer-the-evolving-evangelical/science-race-and-the-bible-coming-to-terms-with-a-messy-history Article by Brad Kramer Topics: History , Culture , Cultures , Slavery Source: BioLogos Simply blaming racism on science is a misrepresentation of history and a missed opportunity for Christian self-reflection. Being Faithfully in History Article by Michael Cover https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2016/12/21/being-faithfully-in-history/ Article by Michael Cover Topics: History , Politics , Scripture , Culture Source: The Living Church “Being in history” is literally an impossibility, or at least an oxymoron. To be faithfully in this time as a Christian requires a full immersion in the thick language of Scripture as a foreign language. Celebration of Black History: Music and Worship Resources Article about Worship and the Sacraments by Thaddeus Price http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=131 Article about Worship and the Sacraments by Thaddeus Price Topics: History , Worship , Worship Planning , Music Source: The African American Lectionary This worship planning resource is for a service which celebrates Black history. Thaddeus Price presents these music and worship resources along with worship planning notes, a litany, hymns/songs, and more for the occasion. Situating the Prophets in Israel's History Sermon Preparation or Illustration https://www.theologyofwork.org/old-testament/introduction-to-the-prophets/situating-the-prophets-in-israels-history Sermon Preparation or Illustration Topics: History Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling This article outlines the history of the people of Israel and Judah, giving a rough overview of the time periods and contexts in which various prophets were active. Black History Resources Call to Worship by Onleilove Alston https://worshipwords.co.uk/the-black-presence-in-the-bible-uncovering-the-hidden-ones/ Call to Worship by Onleilove Alston Topics: History , Racism , Blackness , Worship Planning Source: Worship Words Black History month resources addressing color, race and worship. Embedded and linked resources include a Call to Worship, a Prayer Service, illustrations and resources related to uncovering the black presence in the Bible