The Easter season (Eastertide) lasts for fifty days. We still have forty-six more days to go. There are still scars to be touched, fish to be caught, breakfast to be eaten, and an ascension to behold. Two of our contributors share their Eastertide soundtracks. We hope you’ll enjoy these songs during the journey!
So, you've been convinced that singing the Psalms would be a good thing for your congregation. Now, how in the world do you actually do it? Patrick Bourckel shares five practical ways to sing the Psalms.
Do you anticipate hearing from God this Lent? Sometimes God speaks through the words we choose to surround ourselves with. Kory Pence discusses a different perspective on worship through music during Lent, and offers a playlist to get you started!
Often, we celebrate the ebb and flow of the church calendar without really knowing what it means or why we do it. But, if we understand what our seasons mean and why we practice them, it can open up a whole new facet of vibrant faith for us. In today's post, Brian Rhea offers four ways for us to understand the concept of Lent.
Sometimes, as adults, we are not very good at taking intentional steps toward making our worship child-friendly. Brian Rhea has some suggestions on ways we can make our Ash Wednesday services accessible and easier for our younger church members, so we might lead our children into the presence of Christ and the worship of the church.
There are benefits to living and worshiping through the liturgical Church calendar. Jonathan Powers discusses the seasonal pattern and offers a list of resources to point you in the right direction.
What is your tradition for Christmas that helps you draw near to the birth of our Savior? Matt Sigler shares a hymn that has come to hold special meaning for him at Christmas.
This is a fast-paced, immediate gratification culture. We do not like to wait. But, the Lord often asks us to do just that. Jenn Petersen writes about worshiping in the waiting.
To read the New Testament in approximately four weeks means tackling large chunks of scripture each day. For some, the task may feel overwhelming. Going through the New Testament so quickly is quite a large commitment to make and a lofty goal to set, but it is a practice I have found to be incredibly good for my soul.
The Advent and Christmas season is a ridiculously stressful time for all church staff. Worship leaders are no exception to the madness! Rob Still offers sound advice for making it through the holidays with your sanity and peace intact.