Here’s a responsive advent prayer of confession that acknowledges several ways in which we fail (i.e. unwillingness to change our hearts, not caring about the stranger), with the repeated congregational response for mercy and forgiveness.
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.
Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday
Taylor Burton-Edwards offers an Ash Wednesday service with video, prayer, and music, scripture, receiving of ashes, and communion.
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.
The Power of Persistence, Part 2
Alyce McKenzie’s commentary on Luke 18:9-14 focuses on the tax collector’s prayer, elucidating the difference between the genuine humility through which God can work and the self-deprecation that keeps us from trusting God to work.
Why Ash Wednesday?
Ash Wednesday became the day that marked the beginning of the Lenten renewal. Laura Smit explores the use of ash on Ash Wednesday and the implications for believers.
Living With Unjust Legacies: Race, Justice, and Privilege
... a panel discussion held on "race, privilege, and justice," this article by Joy Moore, Juan Martinez, Mark ...
Justice and Truth! Say It!
Ephesians 5:8-14 tells us to live in the light, not in the darkness. We are to orient ourselves towards what is in the truth, towards justice, not in a vacuum, but in the world around us.
Justice in the Morning
Justice is more than proclaiming guilt and innocence. This meditation on Jeremiah 21:12-14 challenges those in leadership to use their influence to seek justice every day.
Justice and Mercy
This resource includes both sermon starter commentary and prayers for Jeremiah 8:18-9:1, 1 Timothy 2:1-7, and Luke 16:1-13. In addition, the resource includes a responsive greeting (1 Timothy 2:3-6) and a responsory on justice and mercy.
Justice and Mercy
"Justice does not preclude mercy. It makes mercy possible." In this book quotation, paired with Psalm 103:6, 8, Frederick Buechner observes how the cross represents both justice and mercy.
Justice for All Litany
T. Anne Daniel presents a responsive litany on justice for all, including sections on distributive justice, procedural justice, restorative justice, and retributive justice.
Full Text Hymns on Justice
The Kingdom of God Is Justice and JoyPD
Let Justice Flow like Streams©
God of freedom, God of justicePD
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This article by David Lose gives suggestions for approaching conflict as pastor, especially around issues of justice.
This video explores the biblical theme of justice to discover how it's deeply rooted in the storyline of the Bible and leads to Jesus. (Length 6:17)
Justice, Giving, and Every Day Faith
A worship planning guide for Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23; Isaiah 1:1-20; Luke 12:32-40; Hebrews 11:1-16. Themes include: the purpose of giving, discipleship, Abraham's faith, and the importance of doing justice.
Justice and Suffering in Worship Centered on God
This article explores justice and suffering in worship centered on God, suggesting that confessing Jesus as Lord applies to the economy and earth too. Our worship should reflect God’s call for just relationships with all creation.
Calling for Justice
Music suggestions and a responsive reading for a Justice Emphasis Sunday worship service.
Justice, Heroes, and Jesus
Tune into this radio episode about how our call to justice as believers stems from God's own character, and how we find encouragement through scriptures that highlight Christ's role as prophet, priest, and king.
Justice, Lament, and Flourishing
Recognizing and acknowledging injustice is the first step in toward making justice a reality. But then what? This radio episode looks to scripture to answer this question.
Justice for the neighbor
This commentary by Susan Butterworth deals with the call to practice justice (Amos 7:7-17); God's judgment of mythical gods (Psalm 82); caring for one's neighbor (Luke 10:25-37); and new life in Christ via baptism (Colossians 1:1-14).