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June 18, 2015
How long O Lord, how long? How long will our news be filled with reports of violence? How long will neighbor turn against neighbor with words,... Read More
June 5, 2015
It was so predictable that it became comical. The third Monday of the term students walked into the “Foundations of Worship” class that... Read More
May 20, 2015
Who Needs It?  My wife is a math tutor. She loves helping students make progress in all things arithmetic. Many of her students have serious... Read More
May 15, 2015
It is a hazardous thing to criticize a worship song. The songs we sing in church are dear to us—sacred even. Their potency comes from the... Read More
May 1, 2015
Liturgophiles Gone Wild Many of us who love and appreciate the Church’s rich liturgical tradition feel this way because of how it has... Read More
April 22, 2015
Editorial Introduction I often don’t know what to pray for when thinking of the Middle East. The prayer “peace for the Middle East... Read More
April 13, 2015
A Storied-People The saying has been around for a while now: “We are a storied-people.” Whether coming from Stanley Hauerwas, William... Read More
April 13, 2015
Portuguese Remembrance: An Incomplete Truth Every year, I ask my college and seminary students to tell me how they think 8 and 9 year olds in... Read More
March 31, 2015
3 minute prelude.   +4 minutes for announcements and call to worship.   +6 minute section of confession and assurance.    +6... Read More
March 20, 2015
Who is Selma? That was my first reaction after hearing about the movie Selma without knowing that it is the name of city in the USA. In Pakistan... Read More
March 16, 2015
I’m currently serving as Interim Director of Worship Arts at Horizon Community Church in Highlands Ranch Colorado. Our theme for these Lent... Read More
February 26, 2015
It happens every Sunday: our worship leader, Marja, invites us to confess our sins in a manner so winsome and simple that the eight year old is... Read More