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The Christus Victor model, says Marianne Meye Thompson, has at its center continuous divine action
Marianne Meye Thompson
In Latino/a theology, says García-Johnson, the cross has signified conquest, glory, liberation, and now mestizaje
James Bradley discusses flaws in Aulén’s use of historical evidence and two resulting popular myths about “Christus Victor”
An Orthodox believer played the Arab violin; a Lebanese, the qannun (zither); an Egyptian Muslim, the ‘ud (lute)
What did it mean to be “pastoral” as a leader of worship? I'm a musician! I don't want to be one of them . . .
What changes occur in parishioners on a spiritual, emotional, cognitive, and physiological level in response to worship?
What you do to make money (career) may not be what you are called by God to do in life (vocation).
The preacher’s task is to use words to express things that are too deep for words. How can that be done?
Clayton J. Schmit
Digital ministry is an art; it must be engaging, enlightening; it must have form, focus, and function
Carolyn L. Gordon
The sermon matters, but the preachers who prepare and deliver the sermon matter more.
Whether it’s loving the work you do or doing the work you love, love is the theme.
In the span between 2 Bob Dylan songs, times were a-changing, but now they’ve changed . . .
“What do you have if you take the arts out of worship?” It sounds like the set up for a joke, but a serious response . . .
Worship, Theology, Art—seem like three adopted children from different families rather than a natural fit.
Todd E. Johnson
What does the claim of God’s “presence” in film actually mean? Is it a form of general revelation, common grace, or . . .
Artists push us to see and hear what doesn’t yet exist, but should. They shape images that keep us going
William A. Dyrness
McConnell discusses three adjustments demanded by global realities
Stories she heard challenge Dufault-Hunter to reassess her understanding of China, of church
Dueck seeks to correct the imposition of Western psychology cross-culturally
Martinez reflects on his experience with a wide range of Chinese churches and ministers
Three students share their personal and professional cross-cultural experiences