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Worship Is…..remembering 9/11

September 20, 2011 by  
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Tim Rasmussen, senior director of production for The Worship Network, shares his memories of that tragic day and the Worship team’s response. As last week’s 9/11 commemorations were happening, like everyone I was reflecting on where I was that terrible day. My experience was a uniquely “Worship” one. We had just begun the second day […]

Growing food for the hungry

July 13, 2011 by  
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This summer, churches around the country have tilled the ground, purchased seeds and lovingly tended the plants and watched the vegetables grow. But some of these volunteers won’t eat a bite of the produce–they’re giving much of it away! Redeemer Covenant Church near Grand Rapids, Michigan is one of them. Church members worked together to […]

Praying the Names of God

June 18, 2011 by  
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The Navigators, a Christian organization with ministries serving college campuses, military bases, downtown offices, urban neighborhoods, prisons, and youth camps, has created a thirty-day prayer guide based on the names and attributes of God. Each day highlights a different name or characteristic along with prayer suggestions and scripture references. Here’s week one; click here to […]

Following the Rule

February 22, 2011 by  
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Saint Benedict wrote his Rule, a guide for communal living in monasteries, in the 6th century, but groups of nuns, monks and monastic visitors continue to follow these principles.. The Rule of Saint Benedict emphasizes prayer and work, and Benedictine communities usually involve large amounts of both. Although application of the Rule varies in different […]

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Nine lessons and carols

December 15, 2010 by  
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Every year, churches around the world celebrate Christmas with the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Although the music differs from church to church, the nine “lessons,” or passages of scripture, tell the story of humanity’s fall into sin, God’s promise of a Savior, and the birth of Jesus to save the world. Although thousands […]

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Joining the conspiracy

November 23, 2010 by  
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The founders of Advent Conspiracy created the ministry to encourage a simpler, more generous approach to Christmas. Advent Conspiracy encourages Christians to celebrate the season by “worshiping fully, spending less, giving more, and loving all.” Participants are especially challenged to give some of the money they’d spend to help drill water wells for people without […]

A Liturgy for Reconciliation

October 26, 2010 by  
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Special thanks to Worshipedia for permission to excerpt this article. Read more here. A Liturgy for Reconciliation Lent and Advent are the two penitential seasons of the church year. They are times of preparation and waiting. The most important way we as Christians prepare for the coming of the Christ, the one who reconciles us, […]

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Providing clean water

September 21, 2010 by  
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More than one billion people on the planet—1 in 6!—do not have access to safe, clean drinking water. According to charity: water, “Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all sickness and disease, and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Many people in the developing world, […]

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Caring for creation

August 17, 2010 by  
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Christians have different opinions about issues like global warming and climate change, but most agree on God’s command in Genesis that humans should “rule over” and take care of His creation. The Evangelical Environmental Network is based on the same teaching and exists to help Christians “tend the garden” in God-honoring ways. The non-profit organization […]

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Anticipating the new creation

June 22, 2010 by  
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The church should reawaken its hunger for beauty at every level. This is essential and urgent. It is central to Christian living that we should celebrate the goodness of creation, ponder its present brokenness, and, insofar as we can, celebrate in advance the healing of the world, the new creation itself. Art, music, literature, dance, […]

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