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Lent, 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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Unimaginable Words This Maundy Thursday or Good Friday service is patterned after tenebrae, a service of shadows or darkness. The theme is the disciple Peter's reflections on his "unimaginable words" denying Christ and his beginning to heal afterwards. Resource type: Service Outline Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
The Da Vinci Code, Corrected Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code challenges the canon of the four gospels. In this article, Craig Keener explains how the “lost gospels” did not meet the standards of canonization including Irenaeus’ “rule of faith.” Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Craig Keener Orthodox Paschal Canon A recording of the Paschal Canon by Eikona, a three-sister ensemble who chant Byzantine-styled Hymns and sing Contemporary Christian Music. These Greek Orthodox traditional hymns are sung in English. Also included: iconography depicting the risen Jesus.... Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship 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... Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve Author: James Smith 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. Resource type: Service Outline Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Amber Inscore Essick 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. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Sermons That Work Author: Canon Frank Logue Many Books, One Holy Canon A hymn about scripture, with text by Ann Bell Worley and tune NETTLETON 8.7.8.7.D. "May the spirit, not the letter, be the law that we obey." Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Ann Bell Worley Stop Reading the Bible Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell argues against reading the Bible straight through and for a prioritized approach to scripture. While all are canon, Luke, for example, should be read several times before attempting Nahum. Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve Author: Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell The End of Evil Explaining where 2 Peter 3:8-15 agrees and disagrees with the Biblical canon, this commentary by L. Ann Jervis conveys Peter's argument "that because God and Christ are righteous, all that is not righteous will be destroyed." Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: L. Ann Jervis The Joy of Singing in Canon: Guidelines and Resources An article that addresses both the joys of singing in canon as well as six areas of concern that church musicians can be mindful of to allow for congregations to sing thoughtfully and meaningfully in canon.... Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Reformed Worship Author: John D. Witvliet Resources for Singing in Canon Continuation of a list of songs from an article that addresses both the joys of singing in canon as well as six areas of concern that church musicians can be mindful of to allow for singing... Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Reformed Worship Author: John D. Witvliet Full Text Hymns on Canon TALLIS’ CANONPD
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Easter Music In this video interview, Canon Victoria Sirota talks about how church services can use music to make the journey through Maundy Thursday, Palm Sunday, and Good Friday. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Author: Kim Lawton The Glory of the Mass Drawing on Church canons and the saints, this article by Thomas G. Morrow on the Mass describes the sacrifice of the Eucharist, transubstantiation, miracles of Christ's real presence, and the grace offered to celebrating participants. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Thomas G. Morrow The Peoples' Praise Focusing on Psalm 67's calls for praise from the nations, James K. Mead's commentary discusses God's promise to bless the nations through Israel. Mead also reflects on the psalm's unusual inclusion in the biblical canon. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: James K. Mead God’s Drama & the Incarnate Word A summary of Hans Urs von Balthasar's approach to scriptural interpretation as theodramatic. In this approach, problematic verses or passages no longer have the power to undermine the credibility of the entire biblical canon. Resource type: Article Source: Missio Alliance Author: Bill Walker How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian Matthew Ramage comments on the apparent division between the Old and New Testaments, emphasizing scripture's unity in describing God's salvific plan and arguing that the whole canon must be understood in light of Jesus Christ. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Matthew J Ramage Festival of Lessons and Carols In this video interview, Canon Victoria Sirota illustrates the purpose of worship as she describes the Festival of Lessons and Carols as a service for meditation, not a concert to be a applauded. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Author: Kim Lawton Female Deacons and Fasting before Communion Brian Mullady explains that canon law does not currently allow female deacons and also comments on fasting before communion, noting that priests are allowed to eat something if they celebrate multiple masses in one day. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Brian Mullady Hymn: Remember There Was Once a Day This hymn was composed in 2012, and relates to Ephesians 2:11-22. It is set to the tune, TALLIS' CANON. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
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