Preludes, Postludes, and Spiritual Worship of God

              One of the principal goals of the liturgical planning your professional staff engages in week after week is a sense of theological and spiritual unity in the worship experience—all of the elements of our worship contributing to a prayerful hearing of the Word of God so that we may

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Multi-Sensory Worship

              Historically in American Protestantism, the worship experience has been largely an oral one.  We listen…to scripture read, to prayers offered, to a sermon proclaiming the Word.  We do some reading…and speaking as we share in unison prayer or in responsive readings.  Some people like to read the scripture while

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A Grateful Heart

              It has been over two months since the sudden death of our brother in Christ and leader in ministry Mark Ball.  It was an unexpected and great tragedy for us as a community and this time of grieving has been a fragile time for me personally and for us

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Repentance, Forgiveness, and Grace: A Lenten Journey

                           Picture, if you will, me.  I am walking on East 51st Street an hour ago and I decide                            to construct and develop a really decorative, general-all purpose apology.  Not complicated.                            just the words, “I am sorry,” said with a little style.                            Sorry

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In Memorium Mark Ball February 7, 1959 – February 9, 2019

My dear friends at Southminster,               Among the many moving tributes offered to honor Mark Ball—his life, his passion, his artistry, his deep and abiding faith, his love of the church—I want to share this one very brief and declarative statement with you as I write today: He made us

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