Practices and Resources for Observing Lent

Here are three observations on practicing LENT with some resources for exploring each area. 1. Spiritual Practices for Lent (from Ruth Haley Barton) The purpose for engaging in Lenten disciplines is that we would become more finely attuned to our longing for God so we can seek him with all our hearts. Disciplines of fasting... 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 →

Series in the Book of Revelation

Last week our church - Christ the King - started a new series in the book of Revelation.  We will be covering the entire epic over the next 6-7 months.  It's an ambitious series and I've got mad props for our pastor for tackling it.  If you've never studied, or worshipped, your way through this... Continue Reading →

Ten Songs we are teaching our Kids

This year at Christ the King we are taking a few minutes before Children's Church to gather all of the kids together to sing some songs.   I've been working the past few weeks on gathering together a collection of 10-15 songs that I want them to learn this year.  The collection so far is... Continue Reading →

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