The Bad News is Part of the Good News
In this interview, Fleming Rutledge explores the themes of suffering and belief surrounding the Easter and Good Friday, as well as the implications of these stories for Christians in the rest of history.
Death Is Swallowed Up: Easter Sunday Resources (B)
Worship resources for Easter Sunday (Year B). Includes a litany, call to confession, prayer of confession, assurance of pardon, and song suggestions.
A theory of jerks
Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc.
Season of Lent
A sermon starter and commentary by Luke Powery on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 for the season of Lent in the African American Lectionary.
Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday
Taylor Burton-Edwards offers an Ash Wednesday service with video, prayer, and music, scripture, receiving of ashes, and communion.
A Blessing in the Ashes
Ash Wednesday is the subject of a collection including a painting, reflection, poem, and other resources. The author writes about the grief of burying her husband and the power of ashes and dust in God's hands....
Ash Wednesday 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.
Earth Day: Commentary on Psalm 24:1-2
Based on Psalm 24:1-2, Christopher Michael Jones provides commentary, examples, and context to how these verses can help the church celebrate Earth Day.
"God Has Given Us the Earth as a Gift”
In this interview, Jill Sornson Kurtz describes how she sees her work as an architect of environmentally sustainable spaces as missional work. Useful as an illustration for environmentalism, vocation, community, etc.
A collection of worship resources including responsive readings, songs and hymns for celebrating Earth Day, focusing on the theme of "Mobilize the Earth."
Resurrection Apprehension: Lots of Ideas to Calm Those Easter Sermon Fears
Preaching on Easter every year can bring up apprehension, but Louis E. Lotz helps by giving possible sermon topics and thoughts.
Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom
A 4th-century sermon is still preached every Easter in Orthodox churches. This poetic sermon is heard but once a year, but many worshipers know it by heart.
Full Text Hymns on earth
For the Beauty of the Earth (Family Worship Setting)PD
God of the Earth, the Sky, the SeaPD
Let All On Earth Their Voices RaisePD
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Earth Sunday with Children
By reflecting on Psalm 4; Luke 24:36; Acts 3, 4:1-22; and 1 John 3:1-7 for Earth Sunday, this resource focuses on God's genuine love and care for his people and creation. It provides ideas for songs,...
What a Young-Earth Creationist and an Evolutionary Creationist Would Like to Hear from Each Other
James K. A. Smith explores the possibility of unity in Christ, based on "compassion, patience, humility, and charity," between Christians who differ in their views on questions such as the origin of the earth.
Earth Day: Commentary on Psalm 148:3-10
This commentary is for an Earth Day worship service. Earl D. Trent Jr. presents this commentary on Psalm 148:3-10 where he includes a liturgical moment description, a biblical interpretation, and other resources.
Earth Day: An Easter Celebration
How do Earth Day and Easter connect? This sermon on John 21:1-19 reminds us of our Genesis 2 call to steward the Earth, and assures us of hope for an alive and vibrant Earth.
Earth Day Prayer of Confession
A prayer of confession for Earth Day from Rev. Ken Carter. It is a prayer of thanksgiving for the earth, asking for forgiveness for forsaking it and commissioning to care for it.
‘Earth in Easter’ (poem)
The sonnet ‘Earth in Easter’ by Christopher Villiers, with the theme of the glory of the earth coming back to life in spring.
This children's sermon on Genesis 2:15 uses a globe and a flower to help explain Earth Day, and to provide opportunity to praise God for the goodness of the creation.
Earth Day: Commentary on Genesis 1
Forrest Elliott Harris, Sr. offers a commentary on Genesis 1 for Earth Day in the African American Lectionary. The text calls us to be faithful stewards of this beautiful earth—God’s gift to humanity.