Resources for Lent – 2018

Here are some updated links and info on my favorite Lenten resources. Enjoy! - this is a compilation that I curated with Brian Murphy a few years back walking through the Stations of the Cross with Shape note texts - almost all of the texts here are “retuned’ with an indie folk vibe.  - audio... Continue Reading →

Prayers and Poetry for Ash Wednesday

Here are few pieces of poetry for Ash Wednesday (and Lent). Collects: For Ash Wednesday: Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you,... Continue Reading →

Anointing with Oil for Ash Wednesday

Psalm 133 “Like the Dew of Hermon” (c) 2007 Aaron Collier Our church anoints with oil on Ash Wednesday instead of following the usual practice of the imposition of Ashes.  Here are some brief notes on the practice of anointing. Anointing with oil was a common practice in the ancient near east where our Christian... Continue Reading →

February 2012 Cool Stuff List

It's really encouraging when you find that there is more going on then you have time to read, listen to, blog about, share with someone over coffee. Here are some of my favorites from 2012 thus far: Hymns from the Gathering Church The Gathering Church has put out my favorite hymns album so far in... Continue Reading →

Resources for Ash Wednesday

Late getting to this post, but as I've been working on our Ash Wednesday service i was having a hard time getting past the ash bit.  Even with my more more liturgical bent anointing with ash seemed like a difficult proposition.  This may be because I've had death in my family in the last couple... Continue Reading →

Resources for Lent

Last year Elliot and I have were asked by a couple of churches if we would put together a short guide on the season of Lent.  There is a brief background on the history, some pastoral reflections and some liturgical and practical suggestions for how to observe the season meaningfully.  There is a lot more... Continue Reading →

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