Category: Worship

Weekly Encouragement: Communing With… Community

“That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, At Shrine Mont two weekends ago, I had the opportunity to do one of my favorite activities: commune with nature. What this means to me is to get out into nature and observe carefully what is unfamiliar […]

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Weekly Encouragement: Seeking God

“That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, At Shrine Mont this past weekend we had a getting-to-know-you activity that involved some of us trying to draw pictures from phrases and others trying to guess phrases from our pictures. This phrase happened to come to […]

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Weekly Encouragement: “Spirit and Truth” Above All Else

“That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Three weeks ago, as Lynn Ellen and I were traveling in England, we attended a choral Eucharist service at Christ Church College, whose chapel serves as the Cathedral of the Diocese of Oxford. We sat in the […]

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Weekly Encouragement: The “Unbroken Continuum” of Human Worship

“That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Standing thoughtfully and prayerfully beside Stonehenge two weeks ago, as Lynn Ellen and I were traveling in England, I was struck by the vast expanse of time over which humans have been worshiping. Stonehenge is about 5,000 […]

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Weekly Encouragement: An American Easter

“That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Following up from last week’s post, I want to reflect today on the second Lenten discipline that I recently completed: the careful and prayerful daily reading of The Repentance Project’s An American Lent. Each day’s devotion included […]

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Weekly Encouragement: Spiritual Storytelling is Worth the Risk

“That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Now that Lent is over, how did your Lenten disciplines go? I always find it helpful to look back and reflect on activities that I’ve undertaken. One of my Lenten disciplines was the careful and prayerful daily […]

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Weekly Encouragement — Christ and Creation: A Sacred Connection

“That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Three days ago was Easter Sunday. Have you found a way to continue to appreciate the life-giving resurrection of Christ? Remember that Easter is not just one day, but a season of fifty days of joyous remembrance. […]

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Weekly Encouragement: What Makes Up a City of God?

Weekly Encouragement “That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Our Lenten Series, City of God, concluded last week. Each of our guest preachers gave us new perceptions about what the City of God might look like. Each of our guest preachers gave us new […]

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