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A poem for Good Friday

Post a Comment » Written on April 18th, 2014     
Filed under: Arts, Holy Week, Poetry
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by Geoff Twigg

More scorned and scarred than when He came
A pinned exhibit on a tree
The Son of Heaven and Lord of earth
Divorced from both in agony

Cut off from God by human sin
Abandoned by His

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He Changed My Thinking: Remembering John Tavener (1944 – 2013)

2 comments Written on November 22nd, 2013     
Filed under: Arts, Culture, Current Events, Formation, Stories

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by Geoff Twigg

When I was seventeen, and in my last year of High School (which in England is called Grammar School, but we won’t worry about that…) I was very interested in studying music composition in college. One of

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Speak Life

1 Comment » Written on June 8th, 2013     
Filed under: Arts, Culture, Dance, Drama, Local Church, Missional, Music, Visual Arts
Today’s post is written by Matt Nightingale, Director of Worship Ministries at Redeemer Covenant Church in Tulsa, OK.

Some days life feels perfect. Other days it just ain’t workin’. The good, the bad, the right, the wrong and everything in

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Good Friday

2 comments Written on March 29th, 2013     
Filed under: Arts, Better Together, Holy Week
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Dark.
Not dusk,
no moon or stars, as on a clear night;
No.

This dark was thick, oppressively thick;
All the goodness that ever existed
had been sucked out of the world.

Nothing.
Empty.
Dark.
And we were
suddenly,
completely

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Following the Star

4 comments Written on December 24th, 2012     
Filed under: Advent, Arts, Better Together, Visual Arts
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Last Friday, Allison Régnier gave permission to show her artwork on this blog. She gives a beautiful explanation of her piece, “Star-Cross Nativity,” which we share with you today, as you prepare for the coming of The Light of the

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Ready for Christmas?

2 comments Written on December 21st, 2012     
Filed under: Advent, Arts, Better Together, Current Events
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Today’s post is written by Jo Anne Taylor, Music and Worship Pastor at Bethlehem Covenant Church, Minneapolis, MN.

The Waiting is almost over. The bulletins have been proofread and tweaked. The choir and the worship team have rehearsed. The

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Reorient and Engage: More Like Worshippers, Less Like Critics

3 comments Written on November 30th, 2012     
Filed under: Arts, Church History, Church Year, Culture, Formation, Leadership, Music, Style of Worship, Visual Arts
Today’s post is written by Jeff Olson, Pastor of Worship Arts at Christ Church in East Greenwich, RI, where he has served for over six years.

In Advent a strong theme of waiting exists, but here is why you should

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Silence; golden, but not useful.

Post a Comment » Written on September 14th, 2012     
Filed under: Arts, Formation, Liturgy, Visual Arts
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Today’s post is written by Geoff Twigg, Adjunct Professor at North Park University in Chicago. Geoff is a pastor, singer/songwriter, worship leader and ministry consultant, and serves the ECC as a member of the denomination’s Commission on Worship.

Last week,

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Angry

2 comments Written on March 26th, 2012     
Filed under: Arts, Dangerous Worship, Missional
Today’s post was written by Chris Logan, Pastor of Worship Arts at Community Covenant Church in Lenexa, KS.

I think all right-thinking people in this country are sick and tired of being told that ordinary decent people are fed

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If a Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words…

Post a Comment » Written on March 2nd, 2012     
Filed under: Arts, Better Together, Church Year, Lent, Liturgy, Visual Arts
Today’s post is written by Matt Nightingale, Director of Worship Ministries at Redeemer Covenant Church in Tulsa, OK.

Today, as we continue to walk through this season of Lent, I’m thinking more expansively about the art of leading worship. Our

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