Our United Churches are full of good people who are eager to make a different in the world. But these same people are often very uncomfortable speaking their faith outside the safety of our stained glass sanctuaries. What role does preaching play in addressing this short-coming as we seek to follow Jesus in this post-Christendom More Info »
This webinar offers a few highlights from the recent book, Three Ways of Grace, and opens a conversation about the ways that the 'lost language of the Trinity' can enrich and expand the preaching, worship, pastoral care, teaching, and prayer life of congregations. Presenters: Rob Fennell & Ross Lockhart
The last two centuries can be divided into four epochs: Agrarian, Industrial, Informational and now-Inventive. The Inventive Age - our currently reality - presents distinct opportunities for how faith communities think, what they value, and the tools they use. Pagitt offers leaders in Christian communities (and beyond) essential frameworks for participation in the Inventive Age. More Info »
How do we preach in an age when the book is being replaced by the tweet? How do we proclaim the Gospel to multi-generational congregations when each has been shaped by such different technologies? Is PowerPoint a God-send or the Devil’s distraction? Can we use image and story to provide fresh visions of peace, justice, More Info »
Entitlement, Expectation and Ecstasy Preparing for Advent is like setting the table for breakfast: we know what to expect. Or do we? Issues of entitlement spring fresh in December. Depression slips over the landscape like North Atlantic fog. In the midst of this, the ecstatic expressions of Zechariah, Mary and Elizabeth – not to mention More Info »
Liturgical scholar Michael Warren refers to Christian worship as a "zone of contestation". By this Warren intends that faithful worship is not a benign ceremony but rather is purposed and postured with blatant intentions. The content, substance, form and intentionality of our communal worship offerings to God, contest with alternate 'contruals' of reality for our More Info »
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