Church History

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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Our Churches: Community Covenant Church – Lenexa, Kansas

We continue our series of posts here on the Worship Connect blog profiling individual Covenant churches. Our purpose is to celebrate God’s work in and through us, to demonstrate the diversity of approaches to worship in the ECC, and to

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Paschal Greeting

1 Comment » Written on April 8th, 2012     
Filed under: Better Together, Church History, Church Year, Holy Week, Liturgy, Writing and blogging

Today’s post is written by Matt Nightingale, Director of Worship Ministries at Redeemer Covenant Church in Tulsa, OK.

It’s my turn to write the Better Together blog post. I didn’t get to it on Friday because I was neck-deep in …

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Remembering Who Our Friends Are (Unsung Song Themes)

Here’s a harder one. But it’s a question that’s been haunting me:

What are some of the important, but relatively distinctive, theological ideas that form the core of who we are as a Covenant church? And how, if at all,

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John and Charles Wesley

Post a Comment » Written on March 3rd, 2009     
Filed under: Church History, Formation, Lent

March 3, the Church recognizes and remembers the work of John and Charles Wesley.

I first encountered Charles Wesley while delivering newspapers when I was 12. It was a cold winter morning, still dark. I was out, alone, crunching …

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The Great Emergence

Post a Comment » Written on February 16th, 2009     
Filed under: Church History, Culture, Events

Eugene Cho interviewed Phyllis Tickle at Midwinter Conference. What do you think? Are we in the ‘Great Emergence?’ Are you glad? Or sad? Why so?

You can order Phyllis’ entire Midwinter talk.

interview with Phyllis Tickle from Eugene Cho

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More on The Turn

7 comments Written on September 25th, 2008     
Filed under: Church History, Church Year, Culture, Style of Worship
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This morning, Scot McKnight suggests we respond to the liturgical turn among low church evangelicals, and he offers some particulars in his third post on this topic

Scot thinks, as do I, that this trend is not an invitation …

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Liturgical Turn?

6 comments Written on September 22nd, 2008     
Filed under: Church History, Church Year, Liturgy, Style of Worship, Theology

Are churches becoming more liturgical? Check out these reports.

Today, Scot McKnight is talking about college students converting from evangelicalism to other traditions. He asks:

What is going on? There is a rise, a burgeoning rise, of young college

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