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Equating ‘Church’ With ‘Worship’

By Calvin Lane  Language matters. It shapes our perceptions and priorities, and (we hope) reflects objective truth. No, I’m not talking about pronouns or identities,...

Worship on Behalf of All: Pastoral Wisdom from Martin Thornton

By Cole Hartin I wish I had read Martin Thornton’s Pastoral Theology: A Reorientation eight years ago, before I started working in parish ministry. Thornton (1915-86)...

Abiding in Jesus

Bryan Owen In my first post for Covenant back in 2015, I noted how much I hated attending church as a child and how that...

Building for Humans: A Primer on Christian Architecture

How do we know that God cares about architecture? Perhaps the clearest answer is found in the book of Exodus. In fact, most of...

Holy Theatre, Holy Worship

By John Stroyan In the earliest days of human expression and communication, religion and art were integrally related, indeed inseparable in the seeking, finding, and...

What Roy Gets About Worship

By Mark Michael On that sweltering morning last July when we held our first service of pandemic-season public worship at Saint Francis, Potomac, Roy was...

“Children, Keep Yourselves from Idols”

Idolatry By Stephen E. Fowl Baylor University Press 2019. Pp. 180 $34.95. Review by Anthony Petrotta Professor Fowl's argument is clear and concise: idolatry is alive and well,...

Being Distracted by the Right Things

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...

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...

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...

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