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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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Luke A. Powery
Advent in the Marketplace Cameron Lee talks about the shopping culture during the Advent season. "If we celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but not Advent, what does that say about us?" He encourages us to seek the coming of... Resource type: Article Source: Fuller Studio Author: Cameron Lee
Entering the Stream of the Faithful In this interview, Nadia Bolz-Weber talks about communicating a historic doctrine in today’s culture, suggesting that clergy have to be deeply rooted in tradition in order to innovate with integrity. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Nadia Bolz-Weber Obedience as Holy Listening This article considers the Benedictine promise of obedience, suggesting that obedience as holy listening--to God, other, and self--is especially needed in our individualistic culture. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Scott Benhase Music in Culture, Music in Worship: Different Roles and Goals In this article, Eric Sarwar makes observations of ways contemporary culture has affected Christian worship and raises questions about the relationship between the roles and goals of music in culture and worship. Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Eric Sarwar Leadership and Church-Planting Amidst the Post Christian Cultures This article explores how the church can witness the gospel amidst the post-Christian cultures. Resource type: Article Source: Missio Alliance Author: David Fitch Theology On Mission Podcast #10: Our Place in Cultures of Power? This podcast episode discusses different ways of thinking about church and culture(s), from H. Richard Niebuhr’s influential "Christ and Culture" to James Davison Hunter’s "To Change the World," and why this matters to the local church. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Missio Alliance Author: Missio Alliance Left Behind and Getting Ahead In this article, Humanities professor David Jeffrey reflects on the Left Behind series, suggesting that the fear of falling behind is actually produced by the culture of commercialism, not Christianity. Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: David Lyle Jeffrey Full Text Hymns on Culture Diverse in Culture, Nation, Race©
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Living Under Vacant Skies - Study Guide Study guide for a lesson about heaven and eternity. As our culture loses this sense of heaven “over us,” it will reshape the way we live. Liturgical elements and study questions included. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz How to Engage Culture or Is It Cultures (plural)? This podcast talks about different ways of thinking about church and culture(s), from H. Richard Niebuhr, influential author of Christ and Culture, to James Davison Hunter, and why this matters to the local church. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Missio Alliance Author: David Fitch 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. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Cynthia Wilson Defending Life by Embracing Death An article by Paul Griffiths on Christianity's ambivalence towards death, which Griffiths describes as both enemy and friend, and its repercussions in the context of a culture that seems to desire immortality through medicine. Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Paul J. Griffiths Culture, Technology, and Shared Narratives can Influence Preaching Using the television show "Lost" as an aid, Eric Barreto considers the ways in which culture, technology, and shared narratives can influence preaching. Resource type: Article Source: Working Preacher Author: Eric D. Barreto Culture and Holiness: Next Steps in the Conversation MaryKate Morse reflects on a (somewhat) crude scene in a family sit-com while asking the question, "What does holiness look like in the 21st Century?" Resource type: Article Source: Missio Alliance Author: MaryKate Morse
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