Family Liturgies Archives - Page 3 of 4 - Seedbed

When we invite children to come forward, our worship forms a window into heaven; we embrace children the way our Lord embraced them. And, on top of that, it gives us an easy opportunity to teach the stories of Scripture in this age of increasing biblical illiteracy.

There are many ways we can speak the language of prayer in our gathered worship. I believe that all of these methods of prayer in worship have value, but I’d like to highlight a specific form of prayer - the collect - as a model and method for how we can pray together.

Our experiences in corporate worship sculpt not only our understanding of the Triune God, but also our capacity as image bearers of the Creator. Our prayer is that the Triune God would use this community to bring renewal in your congregation’s worship. We hope you’ll join the fellowship as we pray and share together resources for worship design.

What do you expect to happen when the Word of God is read in church? Do you treat the reading of Scripture in a way that is conducive to these effects? In today's video interview, Christine Parton Burkette of Duke Divinity School shares how the public reading of Scripture will never be the same once we come to terms with its central role in the worship service.

Why does the public reading of Scripture matter? Should it still be included in worship services? In today's video, Christine Parton Burkett shares how and why reading Scripture helps to form us into the people of God, and why the reading of Scripture should be done with care and excellence.

What is liturgy and why does it matter for the church? Hear Dr. Michael Pasquarello III on the nature and place of liturgical worship in the church.

Sabbath keeping is about freedom and was given to deepen our joy. In this video, Marva Dawn shares 4 reasons why we keep the Sabbath: 1. Ceasing, 2. Resting, 3. Feasting, 4. Embracing. In the process, she shares practical ways to keep us enjoying this gift from God.

I've often thought of my life as having been lived on the edge of the liturgy. I suspect that perspective will resonate with many in the Wesleyan and Methodist tradition. I offer here a few reflections on the early stages of my own journey from the edge of the liturgical stream into deeper waters.

Yes, there is certainly great excitement in our culture as Christmas approaches. It’s the season to be jolly and joyous. To be anything contrary runs the risk of coming across as a mean ol’ Scrooge.

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