Advent resources: a folk ballad, "Every Valley," tells of the times when waiting is hard and hope is needed, a "Community Prayer for Waiting," a banner, a painting, another prayer, and two quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer....
Aging from the Perspective of the Cross
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.
Christian History Chart: Not your parents’ Middle Ages
This timeline shows that the period of history often referred to as the "Dark Ages," actually included four Renaissance, beginning with the ruler, Charlemagne, who is credited with establishing Christendom.
Age to Age - A Reflection
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.
Aging with Hope and Wonder
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.
Seats of learning
Before the late Middle Ages, most Christians would have found our sitting in church extremely odd. Where did pews come from, and why do we spend so much time in them? This article answers that question....
Age as Accomplishment
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
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 Together in Grace
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.
Hope for the Age to Come
The age of injustice in which we find ourselves is doomed, and a new age is about to dawn. A variety of worship planning resources focusing on 1 Samuel 1:4-2:10; Mark 13:1-8; and Hebrews 10:11-18.
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.
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...
Full Text Hymns on Aging
It is stage by stage to the golden agePD
Rock of ages, cleft for mePD
O God, Our Help in Ages PastPD
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How to Preach to a Death-Filled Age
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.
Getting Ready for the New Age
A sermon on Luke 3:1-6 from the Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection. Jesus is our deliverer. Advent reminds us that, as deliverer, he initiates a new age of transformation.
What Makes All Ages Delight in the Psalms
An article covering the experiences of two schools who decided to "dwell in the Psalms" for a year, discussing how it revealed that the Spirit can work through kids and adults of any age.
Mystagogy in the Digital Age
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.
Planning Age-Inclusive Advent and Christmas Services
Many children join the congregation in the sanctuary for the first time during the Advent Christmas season. This warrants the special attention of church leaders and worship planners. Carolyn Brown offers tips for age-inclusive worship practices.
Hours and Days and Years and Ages
James Bratt shares a hymn, "Hours and Days and Years and Ages", and reflects on its meaning in the midst of the closing stages of Advent.
All Ages Needed for Intergenerational 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.
"A Meeting in Middle Age" The Collected Stories
A summary of a dialogue from A Meeting in Middle Age. Mrs. Da Tanka ridicules Mr. Milesonhim for his insignificant life. An illustration of our dependence on God's loving-kindness being there for all the generations.