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The Bad News is Part of the Good News In this interview, Fleming Rutledge explores the themes of suffering and belief surrounding the Easter and Good Friday, as well as the implications of these stories for Christians in the rest of history. Resource type: Article Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Author: Fleming Rutledge
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. Resource type: Service Outline Source: Reformed Church in America
Advent Waiting 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.... Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship
Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The African American Lectionary Author: William H. Wiggins, Jr.
A theory of jerks Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc. Resource type: Article Source: Aeon Magazine Author: Eric Schwitzgebel
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
Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday Taylor Burton-Edwards offers an Ash Wednesday service with video, prayer, and music, scripture, receiving of ashes, and communion. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Taylor Burton-Edwards
The Unconventional and Unexpected of Advent This brief reflection invite us into the Advent season as we wait, watch, and trust God in the big, the small, and the surprising things. Resource type: Article Source: Colossian Forum Blog Author: Michael Gulker The Annunciation with God the Father This 17th century painting by Jacopo Palma the Younger depicts the Annunciation with God the Father. Resource type: Image Source: mfa.org Author: Jacopo Palma the Younger A Prayer of Thanksgiving to God the Father This prayer thanking God the Father for his care and provision is suitable as a pastoral prayer and/or invocation for Father's Day or any order of worship. It serves well as a devotional prayer also. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst 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. Resource type: Article Source: Reformed Worship Author: Louis E. Lotz
Madonna and Child with God the Father Blessing and Angels This 14th century painting by Jacopo di Cione depicts Mary sitting on the ground holding baby Jesus who reaches for her breast, a "Madonna of humility." God the Father blesses from above and angels surround them. Resource type: Image Source: nga.gov Author: Jacopo di Cione Full Text Hymns on God the Father O Worship the King all glorious abovePD
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God the Father "Like the Israelites, our children are not a problem to solve. They are people to love." In this article, Heather Moffitt writes about finding parenting advice in a surprising place: The book of Numbers. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Heather Moffitt The Royal Way This article explores the connection between food and spirituality in Scripture and in various Christian traditions, arguing that both come together to build a spirituality of food that maintains health and feeds contemplative prayer. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Kathleen Mulhern The Father Revealed in the Son This sixteenth-century woodcut depicts Matthew 11, where Jesus speaks to a crowd as God the Father watches from above. Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Author: Martin Luther Madonna and Child with God the Father and Cherubim This late-15th century glazed terracotta by Andrea della Robbia depicts the Madonna and Christ-Child with God the Father and cherubim looking on. Resource type: Image Source: nga.gov Author: Andrea della Robbia Reclaiming the Truth that God Is Spirit Chad Engelland explicates the principle that God is pure spirit. God the Father is not a "bearded old fogey." Creative words and images are needed to help people grasp this truth. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Chad Engelland An Anthropology of Gaudium et Spes: God the Origin Without Origin Discussing the Theological Anthropology in Gaudium et Spes, this article by Francis Etheredge on Genesis 1 and 2 presents the human as a creation in the likeness of Christ, the Trinity, and God the Creator. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Francis Etheredge In the Name of the Father Reflections by John Kavanaugh on the difficulties of celebrating Trinity Sunday so near to Father’s Day. Kavanaugh concludes that we desperately need to understand God the Father, who is strangely also so like a mother. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The Sunday Website Author: John F. Kavanaugh Jesus Reveals the Father Jesus teaches his disciples about God the Father, who appears as light above. The engraver's knife and monogram (CE) are placed to the lower right, and the 4-cross in the lower left Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Author: Martin Luther
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