Resurrected Living
"What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question." Richard Rohr

Archive for the ‘Worship’ Category

Defining Worship

February 11, 2016

“As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.” (Psalm 42:1) What is worship? It is something Christians do every week, but could you explain it if you had to? What would you say to someone who does not know what worship is? God alone is deserving of worship […]

This Is My Body

January 27, 2016

While Jesus is at the table, he takes the bread, breaks it, and looks at Matthew. As far as we know, Matthew is the only one of the twelve that, when he starts following Jesus, people are pulling Jesus aside and saying things like, “Are you sure you want to be hanging around this guy? […]

Prayer Service

January 14, 2016

Greeting Scripture Reading – Psalm 1 God Himself Is With Us Introductory Talk & Prayer – Beginning the New Year focusing upon God Count Your Blessings Scripture Reading – Psalm 2 Prayer: Pray for Community & Leaders – that God might use the church to influence them How Great Thou Art Scripture Reading – Psalm […]

A Baptismal Service

January 12, 2016

[After entering the baptistry] Responsive Reading I: Reader: Put to death what is earthly in you. Congregation: Put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, foul talk, and untruthfulness. Reader: The world walks in these, but you must now put them all away. Confession & Baptism [Following the baptism, remain in the baptistry and ask the […]

The Importance of Mystery

January 8, 2016

“What we have fully explored and comprehended, wearies us by familiarity, and loses its attractive charm. But mystery awakens curiosity; engages attention; excites inquiry; gives activity to thought and zest to enjoyment. How just, then, that the most important things should be the most mysterious! How proper that we should be thus led to dwell […]

A New Project

January 1, 2016

This year on Resurrected Living, I am going to begin a new project with the help of many friends and contributors. As often as possible, I hope to post prayers, communion talks, suggested Scripture readings for worship, examples of how one might order worship, posts about worship, and much much more. I hope these resources […]

On the Public Reading of Scripture

June 11, 2015

“Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching.” (1 Tim. 4:13) The New Testament does not provide us with a clear picture of what an early Christian worship service looked like. We cannot go to one chapter or one book to find a full description of worship. Instead, […]

Musings

June 6, 2014

Compadres Blog Tour I am part of a Facebook group called Compadres and this summer we are doing a blog tour. Each week a few of us will post on something from the life of Jesus. I will post the links here so you can follow along. Jeremy Schopper is the first one to post. […]

Musings

September 20, 2013

Children & Worship Jamie Bruesehoff has written an excellent post on the importance of children in worship. She wonderfully details the struggle parents have wrestling with their children throughout worship, but then contrasts that with the blessings of having children in worship. We live in a culture that constantly wants to entertain children and send […]

Why We Sing

September 5, 2013

What do you sing? Do you sing along with the radio? Do you sing to your children, or maybe you sing while you are working? If you attend a college football game you will sing your school’s fight song and maybe even the alma mater. J.R.R. Tolkien realized the power of singing and included it in […]