Tag Archives: worship

Going in Pieces; Living in Pieces

When you get a song stuck in your head, you play it over and over again.  Your mind sits on repeat, your steps start walking in sync with the beat of the inaudible rhythm in your head… can’t get away from it.  This happens to me when I read books, too.  Certain phrases, stories, words, […]

kenosis; going in pieces

After reading Insurrection, a few thoughts that are sticking with me. The liturgical enactment of suspended space draws us into an environment where we can begin to free ourselves of the dreams that we have been raised on and begin to dream new ones, something that will involve imaging, debating, and enacting genuinely alternative modes of […]

Forsake Heaven. Love Your Ground.

A message I did on 4/15 on the usual “Doubting Thomas” Character. But, I did my best to keep Thomas in his place as a disciple, and focus on the message and power of Jesus, who, after all, is described by Thomas as My Lord and My God. You can listen along if you’d like: here. Just […]

You are In. You are Blessed.

My first “official” sermon at Trinity/Pointe of Grace. November 6: All Saints Sunday Gospel: Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: The Beattitudes The Kingdom of God is like a Mustard Seed. The Kingdom of God is like a woman baking bread. The Kingdom of God is a farmer who planted seeds. It is a man searching […]

Oh Lord, let my soul rise up to meet you

A daily call to worship from: Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals. Oh Lord let my soul rise up to meet you As the day rises to meet the sun Some days-most days-I can’t rise to meet you, or even lift my hands. My soul feels too heavy to find its way up to […]

A Lament

The Hubs and I stream Netflix to our Wii and lately we’ve been hooked on documentaries. Our latest endeavor, Waiting for Armageddon, proved to be quite riveting, action packed, “Illuminates a worldview marked by absolute certainty and chilling finality…spine tingling…may raise goose bumps,” (NY Times). Please, before you read what follows, please I implore you to watch […]

Stones

Stones ~Kester Brewin Before plants, before animals, before fish; after light, but yes, many days before you, He called us up from the sea. Hard, and strong. we were the firstborn of all creation, not you–soft, malleable, pliable, always yielding, you who were created from our very dust. We remained silent then. You inhaled His […]

Remember

For I have received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after […]

I want no part in [it]

I thought I would take a break from ranting about the praise & worship setting. Then I went to chapel yesterday. Chapel is required at this Christian Liberal Arts College I attend. With this requirement comes the hit and miss of sound theology, really funny stories, guilt trips or scare tactics that try and persuade […]

not [about]

In keeping with this train of thought on worship, I am reminded of a random fact; humans only remember about 10% of what they hear. It’s not that we’re not paying attention…but the way our cultures/societies have been shaping us, our brain can now only contain about ten percent of what passes through our ears–the […]