2021 Year in Review
2021 has been a year of renewal, reimagining, and reflection in the Center for Worship and the Arts.
Psalm 116: Letting the Thanksgiving Table Tell the Gospel
As a worship leader and pastor who is always on the hunt for “new material,” I’m regularly blown away when I rediscover that the best material has already been written, just waiting to be unearthed and given again to the church. That’s how I feel about Psalm 116.
Music for Your Easter Season
Samford graduate Nathan Peace shares an Easter perspective.
Heroes of the Faith: Black History Month Highlights
Over the years, the Center for Worship and the Arts has been blessed by its partnership with other worship ministries and leaders. One of the most meaningful and long-standing relationships is with David Bailey and his team at Arrabon. The word “arrabon” means a foretaste of what is to come, and Arrabon’s goal is to equip congregations to engage in the work of reconciliation. Arrabon believes the Church should be a foretaste of a reconciled heaven to our divided world, and we in the CWA agree wholeheartedly.
The Value of Studying Christian Worship
Lester Ruth will be part of our Worship Exchange program Feb. 9-10. Here he discusses the origins of his vocation as a worship historian.
Welcoming in the Advent Season
Advent is a season of the church calendar, the liturgical year that annually fashions our time and rhythm into the shape of the gospel.
The Four Be’s of Difficult Conversations
The holidays often include additional time with family and friends, and for some, those gatherings will include difficult conversations in addition to delightful Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities.