Tagged Liturgy

Visual Prayer–Dear God, are you here?

Dear God, are you here?

These original photos were taken at Lake Michigan on my iPhone 4 through the instagram app. I tweeted them with words of prayer, and this is how I prayed that day. I put the slides with words into a PowerPoint slideshow, then turned that into a Quicktime movie and uploaded it to YouTube. In the …

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Born of a Woman


Last year (2010) in the weeks leading up to Christmas, we did an art project at Wicker Park Grace during our Sunday Gatherings in which we transformed Christmas advertisements into a spiritual symbol. The idea was to disconnect from the excessive commercialism that Christmas has become, and reconnect to the underlying spiritual story of how …

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Story Bread, connecting us

Wicker Park Grace movie clip

In case you missed our new video earlier this summer, here it is again. It’s just 4 minutes long, and gives a good sense of the spirit of Wicker Park Grace! Towards the end of the video you’ll see me breaking bread and talking about the meaning of communion. That week I called the communion …

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Psalms for Praying

This is one of my favorite books for prayer and liturgy. We use this book almost every week at Wicker Park Grace for our liturgical psalm. We sing a refrain, taizé -style, sometimes an actual song from Taizé , and sometimes an original refrain composed to go with a particular psalm. In between the communally …

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Restorative Justice

This is the sermon I preached on Sunday morning, Sept 11, 2011, at Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church. I gave a shorter version at Wicker Park Grace that evening. Click the audio icon at the end of this post to listen in. You can also right click here and “save link as” to download the mp3 …

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