Art in Worship: Hear This…

Art in Worship: Hear This…

By Lisle Gwynn Garrity (MDiv/MAPT ’15) for @thispoint on “New Lenses for the Text”

February 11, 2015—”Hear this, you that trample on the needy,” was a liturgical art installation designed by Rev. Dr. Ann Laird Jones and executed by artist,…

Communal Worship with Seasonal Structure

By Teri Peterson, MDiv ’05.

February 5, 2015 — Communal worship may be one of my favorite things. I love to plan it, I love to lead it, I love to coach others as they plan and lead. And there’s just…

Collaboration and the Small Church Pastor

By Andy James, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone, Queens, NY.

January 8, 2015—In over nine years as a small church pastor, I’ve found collaboration to be one of the keys to my continuing ministry. This is not…

Resources for 21st Century Lifelong Learners

By Sarah F. Erickson, Director for Lifelong Learning.

November 13, 2014—Thanks to the web, there’s a vast array of resources out there. Assessing how and what to use is a challenge. How do you curate your lists of resources…

For the Bookshelf: The Family in the Bible

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

September 22, 2014—The title of this concise book says it all: The Family in the Bible: Exploring Customs, Culture, and Context, by Richard S. Hess and M. Daniel Carroll…

Using Prayer in Your Teaching

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

September 1, 2014—I remember congratulating a young man on his first sermon. The topic was prayer and he did very well for his first effort. Responding to my compliment…

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For the Bookshelf: Exploring Spirituality: An Ecumenical Reader

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

June 27, 2014—Exploring Spirituality: An Ecumenical Reader, edited by Kenneth J. Collins, is a collection of twenty-four essays in which Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, and Methodist writers describe the unique…

How To Deliver an Effective Children’s Sermon

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education. June 6, 2014—I received an email from a pastor asking about children’s sermons. He just accepted a call to a church at which he’ll need to…

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