Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday morning liturgy. Today’s liturgy review features photos by Dan Gill. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs where available.
Friday night, The Crossing enjoyed an evening of scripture, music, and prayer centered on The Lord’s prayer. Here is a recap of the liturgy featured in the service. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs when available.
This week we’re gathering on Friday night and Sunday morning, and this blog post is meant to help get you ready for both. Friday night is intended to give us an extended time to worship God together: to sing, to pray, to reflect. It will be much like a normal Sunday morning, only more so.
So a woman my wife and I know approached me at the gym one morning this week and wanted to tell me a story about a kid at the school she’s works at whose life is really turning around. For reasons that I’m sure you’ll understand, I won’t share anything too specific but let’s say
The cultural winds are changing…and with a good bit of irony. Though our country was founded in part by those seeking religious freedom, and though that same freedom is the very first that our Constitution specifically protects, it’s now becoming harder for faithful Christians to exercise—you guessed it—religious freedom.
That’s at least one of the takeaways from the University of California system’s decision to “derecognize” the evangelical campus ministry InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF). What was the problem with IVCF’s presence on campus? Simply that they ask their student leaders to hold orthodox Christian beliefs.
Ed Stetzer elaborates:
Several years ago, I started a routine where on most work days, I send out a brief text to the several young people – blood-related, blended family add-ons, and “other” – that at one or more times in our family history could reasonably be called “our kids.” (It’s complicated…) These texts almost always contain an
Worship on a Sunday starts before Sunday morning. That’s true not just for the band and the pastor and tech crew but for all of us. When you prepare ahead of time, you are getting yourself in the right frame of mind and heart. It gives you a chance to read the Bible passage