Category Archives: Worship/Liturgy

all matters related to worship, music, liturgy

Church—some thoughts about it

Lately I have been thinking a lot about “church” —what it is, what it is not, how it functions. There are two approaches that have garnered a lot of attention. As I describe these, at this stage I am observing, … Continue reading

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A Word of Assurance

For the midweek Lenten services we have followed the theme: “A Word of ______” Last week, it was “A Word of Forgiveness.” This week our theme is “A Word of Assurance. Here are the four Scriptures that we will use in … Continue reading

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Resources for Eschatology and Revelation

From time to time I get requests from pastors, students, and laity about good resources for preparing to study or teach Revelation and eschatology. Another request came in this week. Here is the list of resources I recommend. ========================== An … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday reflection

Psalm 24 was my Psalm reading this morning. How appropriate this came on Maundy Thursday. The Psalm is really two parts. Psalm 24 (NIV) 1    The earth is the LORD’S, and everything in it, the world, and all who … Continue reading

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Lectionary, Liturgy, Preaching

Over the past three years several pastors and congregations have expressed interest in my use of the Narrative Lectionary. This post gives some background on reasons for using, and the challenges and delights of using it. Introduction My life has been … Continue reading

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Sermon: Ruth

Sermon: Ruth 1, 4 Ruth 1:1-17; 4:13-17 NAS 1    Now it came about in the days when the judges governed, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn … Continue reading

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Slavery or Adoption

Sermon preached on July 12, 2015 Romans 8:12-17 So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh — for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if … Continue reading

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