Search ResultsLent, A Necessary Time of Preparation This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship.
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See more hymns... Kings, Creeds, and the Canon: Musing on N.T. Wright James Smith reviews N.T. Wright's book "How God Became King" and the approach Wright takes in his reading of the New Testament. Smith is critical of Wrights insistence that modern theological scholarship has misread the gospels... Many Books, One Holy Canon A hymn about scripture, with text by Ann Bell Worley and tune NETTLETON 126.96.36.199.D. "May the spirit, not the letter, be the law that we obey." History of Hymns: “For All the Saints” Braxton Kubasko contrasts the hymn “For All the Saints” by John Bell and Graham Maule with the more familiar text of the same title by William How. Instead of spiritual warfare it emphasizes "social holiness." Worship Service - Scripture This is a worship service outline focused on Scripture and Canon. It praises God and expresses our gratitude for God's unfailing love and grace written in Scripture. The Measure with which We Measure Article by Andrew Skotnicki on Retribution. Does retribution - the infliction by the state of punishment on someone found guilty in a judicial hearing for disobeying the law - have any place in a Christian ethic? History of Hymns: “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks” C. Michael Hawn offers background and commentary on the beloved Christmas carol by Nahum Tate (c. 1652-1715) from Luke 2:8-14: "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks." Love Is Risky Business In Matthew 25:14-30, Jesus tells a parable of risk and rewards and the responsibility that comes with great gifts. In this sermon, Canon Frank Logue explains that love too is a risk. History of Hymns: “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy” This offers commentary on the West-Indian Christmas Spiritual: “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy.” Based on Psalm 19:14, Luke 1:27, and 2:1-20, it reflects the experiences of enslaved Africans when they came to the Americas.