Category Archives: Worship and Prayer

Observing Lent in a Baptist Church

Our church is observing Lent for the first time this year.  We are actually bringing in the liturgical calendar in a modified form into our church calendar, which is kind of strange for Baptists. Baptists are low church, non-liturgical, non-sacramental Christians. Except, that we aren't. We just end up replacing the church calendar for our… Continue Reading

Stanley Hauerwas on Living Prophetically Instead of Pragmatically During Advent

Theologian Stanely Hauerwas says, "Christians are called to nonviolence not because we believe that nonviolence is a strategy to rid the world of war. But, in a world of war as faithful followers of Christ we cannot imagine being anything other than nonviolent. And that will make the world possibly more violent because the world does… Continue Reading

Advent Meditations: Will There Ever Be Peace On Earth?

One day, the desire of every beauty pageant contested will come true: there WILL be peace on earth.  Of course, it is also the hope and prayer of all mankind. We all long for peace. We want the absence of war and striving, of hostility, pain, and death. We also want to see interpersonal conflict cease and… Continue Reading