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Rest for Worship Leaders’ Souls

Liturgy Collective Gathering Oct. 13-15

For those involved in leading worship, Sunday mornings are often anything but restful. Tim Nicholson, director of music at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville, cited an example of one church musician who for years had been unable to sit in worship and participate in the Lord’s Supper with his family due to professional church responsibilities….

Pursuing Beauty in a Fallen World

By reclaiming the instinct of beauty, our witness in the world grows stronger.

To write about beauty is famously difficult. Definitions tend to fall short; to quote Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart on obscenity, we can’t always say what it is, but we know it when we see it.

Bringing the Fattened Calf: How the “Beautiful Orthodoxy” Conference 
Is Reminding the PCA How to Feast

Beautiful orthodoxy

While no conferences took place in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19, 2022 will bring the third annual Beautiful Orthodoxy conference to New Orleans, February 8-10. 

Felt and Feared No More: The Porter’s Gate to Release a Congregationally-Focused Christmas Album

Porter's Gate

This Christmas, The Porter’s Gate has produced Advent music that speaks to the complexity of this past year.

Christians Must Play a Part in Binding the Culture’s Wounds

A discussion with political analyst David French

“I haven’t slowed down where I believe God is calling me to engage with the culture,” French says. I work hard. But I know the results are firmly in the Lord’s hands.” 

The Wisdom Pyramid, Part II: Can We Still Think Deeply in a Shallow World?


More With “Wisdom Pyramid” author Brett McCracken

The Wisdom Pyramid: A Healthy Diet for the Soul


Ultimately, Brett McCracken hopes to remind readers of timeless sources of wisdom.

Musicians and Congregation Worshiping Together

How Andy Zipf’s Music Came Back to Church

For Zipf, this collaborative hymn-writing has contributed to his personal reorientation toward worship more broadly.

Three Favorite Books on Youth Ministry

women's ministry

Walt Mueller said his list of favorite youth ministry books changes frequently as youth culture changes and churches need to respond differently to the cultural moment.

Poet on Parenting

Kentucky deacon wins award for poetry about his special-needs children
Poet on Parenting

Three decades ago when Tom Hunley was scribbling his first lines of poetry, he couldn’t have imagined that he would one day receive a prestigious award for a collection of poems that detail his misadventures in parenting.

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