Rethinking the 'Lenten Journey' Part 2 of 2
In this second of two essays, Rolf Jacobson uses a personal irritation for the metaphor “Lent is a journey" to reflect on how Christian leaders can help congregations experience Lent as a richer, more meaningful season.
Hospitality according to Luke
Luke's approach to hospitality in Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 emphasises being a gracious recipient, overturning the normal boundaries of social class.
Hospitality in Action
The practice of hospitality is easy to overlook. This article highlights the work God did in Lydia, who upon being baptized, immediately began to welcome strangers into her community.
Sermo humilis: spoken hospitality
This article explores how the change of the way of speech in the early church shows a remarkable example of Christian hospitality by finding the opportunity to build unity and grow together in faith.
This commentary on Hebrews 13:1–3 sees hospitality as an underrated form of work, typically uncompensated. However, it is an act of faith in God's provision and faith that people are worth taking care of.
Hospitality: A Crucial Cup of Cold Water
Jesus teaches his disciples to share the gospel message and heal the sick by relying on hospitality. Dan De Leon encourages us to engage in acts of hospitality to witness to Jesus and expand our faith.
Surprises and Transformations – The Practice of Hospitality
In this article, Lori Wilson shares thoughts from Darrin Compagner on the importance of true hospitality who reflects on God as the surprise guest as well as the gracious host.
Hospitality in Worship: A Reflection of God's Gracious Character
Cindy Holtrop writes an essay about her passion for hospitality, rooted in grace. When we reflect God’s hospitality to us, the hospitality we extend to others becomes more than technique or task.
"Hospitality is rather a life we receive as we rely upon and respond to God and one another for the sake of God's Kingdom." Elizabeth Newman on understanding Christian hospitality as worship, economic, and political.
Hospitality and Reclining in God's Promises
This Bible Study by Josh Hosler on Acts 16:9-15, Psalm 67, Revelation 21:10, 22:1-5 and John 14:23-29 reflects on Christian hospitality, the awesomeness of God, the nature of heaven and the peace offered by Christ.
Hospitality is not the exclusive domain of Christian communities. But hospitality is profoundly important within Christian communities, and much energy is spent trying to discern what constitutes a deep, holy practice of hospitality.
Full Text Hymns on Hospitality
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Hospitality from the Heart
True hospitality is a way of living that models God's love and welcome of us. This article explores the concept of true hospitality and invites Christians to practice it.
Hospitality as a Central Christian Practice
An article on hospitality as a way of life. "When we offer hospitality, especially to folks who are usually overlooked or undervalued...we make a strong statement about who is valuable and good to be with."
Hospitality and the Other
When facing the “other,” Christians are called to respond with hospitality, just as we have received the hospitality of Christ on the cross. An excerpt from William Willimon's book "Fear of the Other."
Hospitality and Justice
A sermon starter on 1 Kings 21:1-21, Psalm , Luke 7:36-8:3 and Galatians 2:15-21 about hospitality and justice in our faith and works.
An image of a family showing hospitality to a stranger, providing him with food, drink
The Legacy of George MacDonald
Kirsten Jeffrey Johnson tells various stories from the life of George MacDonald including his influences on British writers, his friendship with Mark Twain, his use of Scottish dialect, his advocacy for education, and his warm hospitality.
Christine Boer's children's message on 1 Peter 4:9 introduces children to the concept of hospitality. Hospitality is a way we can show others that Jesus welcomes them into His family.
Hospitality and Celibacy
This quote from Kathleen Norris reveals the ingrained hospitality of the Benedictine order. Celibacy is intended to leave them "free to love others non-exclusively and non-possessively."