Resources for Worship and Vocation

Isaac Wardell (Trinity Pres & Bifrost Arts), Laura Fanucci (Collegeville Inst.) and I hosted a workshop at this years calvin worship symposium entitled "Here Are My Hands: A Practical Workshop on Affirming Vocation in Weekly Worship Practices."  Below are some of the resources that were shared during our time. It's a rambling collection but full... Continue Reading →

Calvin Worship Symposium 2017

Hope College Worship was invited to lead a service again at this years Worship Symposium. The theme for services this year was the book of Revelation. We planned a service that was inspired by Revelation 4-5. You can watch the whole service HERE. You can download this years Worship Symposium program catalog HERE. GATHERING Prelude:... Continue Reading →

Planning for Christ the King Sunday 2016

Well, that's awkward...having already posted about Advent I'm now backtracking to include some resources for Christ the King Sunday - the sunday before Advent starts (Nov 20). The Worship Sourcebook says of Christ the King Sunday: “Christ the King Sunday focuses our worship on the cosmic character of Christ’s reign over the world. It is... Continue Reading →

Prayer – Holy Spirit as Water

At Hope this year we've been writing prayers exploring the various images and metaphors of the Holy Spirit in Scripture.  A few weeks ago I was up for writing a prayer exploring the scriptural image of the Holy Spirit as water.  Here is a good article from John Piper with pastoral thoughts on what it... Continue Reading →

Prayer to the Holy Spirit as Breath

As part of our series through the book of acts at Hope College a few of my colleagues are writing prayers meditating on the various images of the Holy Spirit in scripture.  Here is my prayer based on the image of the Holy Spirit as Breath, Wind, and Life. Acts 2:1-2 (ESV) When the day... Continue Reading →

Resources for a Series in the Book of Acts

Hope College has been worshipping their way through the book of Acts this year and I've been collecting and curating resources to support and encourage our journey. Many of these resources, especially music, is geared specifically towards my current context but I've also found some liturgical gems as well.  Especially powerful have been the prayers... Continue Reading →

Incarnation Album – Hymn Geekery

Here is our page of notes on the songs and hymns from our latest compilation for those of you who enjoy this kind of geekery. All Praise to Thee, Eternal Lord Translation of an 11th century Latin sequence (a sequence is chant or hymn sung or recited during the liturgical celebration of the Eucharist, before the... Continue Reading →

Sung versions of the Apostles Creed

Here are a number of versions of the Apostles Creed that artists have put to song. Eric Damewood (Apostles Church) - The Apostles Creed from Love Came Through (2010) nonparell - Praise Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (noisetrade) Miranda Dodson - Apostles Creed from Ascend ep (2014) Hillsong - This I Believe (The Creed) from No Other Name... Continue Reading →

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