Remonstrants have new website

The Dutch Remonstrants — a liberal Protestant church that have often worked with Unitarians — have new website, with the hallmarks of the very familiar Bootstrap framework. How new? Not sure, but it’s an improvement over their last one.

Following the Disciples General Assembly

As some of you know, I trained for the ministry and received the degree of Master of Divinity at Brite Divinity School, a theological seminary of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Assembly began today in Columbus, Ohio under the theme “Soar!” I noticed a bunch of my… Continue reading Following the Disciples General Assembly

A Joint Statement on Interchurch Relations from the Commissions of the Congregational and Universalist Churches (1925)

Printed in Christian Union Quarterly (1925), p. 431ff. A Joint Statement on Interchurch Relations from the Commissions of the Congregational and Universalist Churches The National Council of Congregational Churches and the Universalist General Convention, at their sessions held in October, 1925, referred to the Congregational Commission on Interchurch Relations and to the Universalist Commission on… Continue reading A Joint Statement on Interchurch Relations from the Commissions of the Congregational and Universalist Churches (1925)

A page full of handbooks!

So, I was talking with a couple of people: what would we do if the Unitarian Universalist Association ceased to exist? Not a death wish, but contingency planning. And a way of identifying what’s a must-have and not just a might-want. Someone mulled, “what does the NACCC do?” That’s the National Association of Congregational Christian… Continue reading A page full of handbooks!

Bleg: how does the lectionary or church calendar work in once-a-month churches?

This is a blog-beg for preachers and ministers of any denomination who preach or have preached in churches that meet less than weekly, and who use a lectionary or observe a traditional church calendar. I appreciate your sharing this with anyone who has experience. In short, how do you make it work? Do you use… Continue reading Bleg: how does the lectionary or church calendar work in once-a-month churches?

The United Methodist “worship web”

A little lunchtime Googling led me to this page, which has a large selection of United Methodist worship resources. Welcome to the collection of resources from The United Methodist Book of Worship (1992) owned by The United Methodist Publishing House. ┬áThese are offered on our website by written agreement between The United Methodist Publishing House… Continue reading The United Methodist “worship web”

Holy Saturday 2015

Like each Holy Saturday, I spent the morning reading The Dream of the Rood, in this translation. Not many churches have a Holy Saturday service, so I observe it by reading. This year I’m adding 1 Peter, because of the text (3:18b-19, NRSV) He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in… Continue reading Holy Saturday 2015

“Maundy”?

I’ve casually mentioned my plans this week to several people and almost every time I’ve been asked what I mean by Maundy Thursday. It’s today. It is the anniversary of Jesus’ last supper with his disciples. And so it is the anniversary of the giving of the Lord’s Supper as a sacrament or ordinance. It’s… Continue reading “Maundy”?

More thoughts on the scalable service

A moment to think about the British Orthodox Church, a small culturally-British Coptic jurisdiction. I don’t think it’s unfair to say that it is very small, but is able to create new church missions, and that should draw our positive attention. Is it because it has a surplus of clergy? It doesn’t seem so. Or… Continue reading More thoughts on the scalable service