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Wisdom from Wittenberg – Part 2

Wisdom from Wittenberg – Part 1 Martin Luther’s Pastoral and Practical Revisions of Worship Creativity is careful to honor the arts. Though Luther considered Karlstadt’s experiments to be troubling (see part 1), he realized that they weren’t unique. By 1524, worship experiments were underway all over Germany, many initiated by reformers who were becoming increasingly Continued.

Wisdom from Wittenberg – Part 1

Wisdom from Wittenberg – Part 1 Martin Luther’s Pastoral and Practical Revisions of Worship The story behind Luther’s creative worship In the year 1517, The Feast of all Saints—November 1—just so happened to fall on a Sunday.1 The alignment of this date and the day of the week wouldn’t have escaped the notice of Christian Continued.

Preach the Word – Lectionary Abundance

Treasures Old and New Lectionary Abundance Ah, the exquisite agony of a “difficult” decision: taking it all in, evaluating the options, narrowing the choices, flopping back-and-forth, making a choice, taking possession, experiencing some buyer’s remorse, then joyful satisfaction. And that’s just what your average church-goer experiences every Sunday as he decides which home-baked treat(s) to Continued.

Preach the Word – Lectionary Teaching

Treasures Old and New Lectionary Teaching A common lament among pastors is the phrase, “I wish that I could get more members in Bible Information Class.” Shepherds know first-hand the value of “refresher” classes to keep sharp on language skills, doctrinal insights, and practical approaches. Similar “refresher” classes are of equal value to members looking Continued.