Being Distracted by the Right Things

By Sam Keyes Three times now in an introductory course on sacraments and liturgy, I’ve asked students to reflect on a playlist of Church music that I assembled for them. To do such a thing at all challenges ... Read More...

This All Saints’ Day, Return to In-Person Worship

By Charles Bennison At St. Luke’s, Atlanta, three decades ago, the 11 a.m. Sunday Eucharist had a largely-suburban television audience of 25,000, with 700 actually gathered at the church. Many of these in-person worshipers had seen the congregation on telev... Read More...

The Trials of Returning to Worship

By Shirley O’Shea It had been more than five months since I had entered a sanctuary when I returned to church. Before the coronavirus pandemic necessitated the suspension of worship services, I would drive 2... Read More...

No Singing

By Charlie Clauss As many of us emerge from shelter-at-home orders, churches have begun planning for in-person congregational worship. This is welcome news! The gathering of God’s people for worship is a gre... Read More...

Why Go Back to Church?

By Francis H. Wade It is unlikely that Carl Sandberg intended in 1936 to describe the plight of the church in 2020 but his poem “Get Off This Estate” does just that. "Get off this estate." "What for?" "Because it’s mine." "Where did you get it?" "From ... Read More...

Bodies in Worship

You can shop from home. You can work from home. And you can even worship from home.