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.
Creeds that Span Continents
An audio recording of Jaroslav Pelikan's magnum opus, "The Masai Creed," a creed that includes the narrative of Jesus' ministry of teaching and healing and highlights themes of God's promises and the fulfillment of prophecy.
Creeds, Catechisms, and Confessions
The Creeds, Catechisms and Confessions are useful study tools to assist in understanding the Scriptures and in teaching Bible studies to others. These documents help to reaffirm the tenants of the traditional, historic Christian faith.
Why a Creed?
"... the Scriptures need to be interpreted." Robert Louis Wilken explains the importance of the early council, the council of Nicaea, and Nicene Creed that defines the church's faith and set boundaries.
Which Creed is Which?
This article explores the differences between the Nicene Creed used in church hymnals and liturgies and the creed that resulted from the Council of Nicaea, including a full transcript of each.
Creed: One God
Christine Longhurst presents a creed for Advent, written by Lisa Frenz. It affirms God as "Source of all creation," Jesus as "Savior of all creation," and the Holy Spirit as "Mentor of all creation."
The Holy Spirit in the Apostle's Creed
This is a podcast discussion of the Holy Spirit and the Apostle's Creed. Dave Bast and Scott Hoezee interview Sue Rozeboom about the meaning and more.
Defining the Forgiveness of Sins in the Apostle's Creed
This is a podcast discussion of the meaning of "the forgiveness of sins" in the Apostle's Creed. Dave Bast and Scott Hoezee interview Sue Rozeboom about the definition of the term and more.
The Apostles’ Creed [#26]
Jennifer Freeman gives a brief history of the Apostles' Creed (not apostolic but from second/third century). It is ecumenical in its "silence on the nature of the relationship between the three persons of the Trinity."
Preaching the Apostles' Creed
James Howell offers suggestions for preaching a four-week series on the Apostles' Creed, per the Narrative Lectionary. He says that "credo" (= I believe) is about worship and trust in God.
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.
Using common materials to communicate the themes of Lent
During the season of lent a church decided to use common materials to deepen their experience of lent, such as dirt and twigs
Full Text Hymns on Creed
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Chord Progression for The Apostles' Creed
This blog post introduces a unique way to recite the Apostles' Creed, where the Creed is stated by the congregation while the band gradually walks up a musical scale chordwise.
Defining Life Everlasting in the Apostle's Creed
This is a podcast discussion of the meaning of "life everlasting" in the Apostle's Creed. Dave Bast and Scott Hoezee interview Sue Rozeboom about the definition of the term and more.
Singing The Creeds
This workshop explores combining the powerful proclamations of creeds with the soul-stirring unity of song to enrich congregational and personal worship. The session examines a few musical versions of the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed.
A Lenten Creed
A Lenten-themed creed affirming faith in God, the Trinity, who is with us "in the arid desert as well as in green pastures." The image of pilgrims on a journey is also prominent.
Preaching on the Creeds
This podcast discusses sermon ideas and thoughts for a four-week sermon series on the Creeds.
Ideas for Using Creeds in Worship
In this article, Joan Huyser-Honig offers some ideas for how to incorporate the creeds into a series of services, music, art, and specific places within the order of worship.
The Immigrant Apostles’ Creed + Dreamers’ Litany
Two items relating to immigration. 1) A statement of faith based on the Apostles' Creed that names connections to immigration in the Christian narrative; and 2) a responsive prayer exploring the biblical connections of immigrant Dreamers.
Lenten meditations on the Apostle's Creed
Dr. Benjamin Myers is a Lecturer in Systematic Theology at United Theological College in Australia. He wrote a reflection on the Apostle's Creed, line by line, explaining what it means to him and others.