“Readings & Devotions for Lent” from the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches. Each day has meditations and prayers from various pastors within the CREC. I’ve been pleased with Christocentric focus and the attempt to rethink Lent in classical Protestant directions.
I’ve been profiting from this Lenten Devotional.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Calvin’s Ladder: A Spiritual Theology of Ascent and Ascension, by Julie Canlis, is one of the best theological books I’ve read, and exemplifies what we’re striving to do at the Reformed Liturgical Institute. Canlis reveals a rich legacy of theological insights in Calvin’s thought, weaving together the themes of participation, ascension, adoption and eucharist. Canlis interacts with a wide variety of commentators on Calvin, and doesn’t hesitate to gently correct and question some of the respected figures in Calvin scholarship. Further, she shows how recovering Calvin’s theology of “participation” helps balance certain readings of Calvin and certain strains of the Calvinist tradition. As an example of “reformed catholicity,” her treatment of Irenaeus’s theology of participation is especially insightful, even when she uses Irenaeus to modify Calvin’s own theology of participation. As a student of the church fathers, surely this is something Calvin would appreciate. Overall, a theological feast well worth savoring!
Why Worship Leaders Should Have a Philosophy of Preaching - from Zac Hicks
Greg Wilbur, chief musician at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church and Dean of New College, Franklin, has released another wonderful recording of ancient-future music! Well worth purchasing!
Prospective Student Weekend! October 26-28
Each Fall at New College, we enjoy the privilege of hosting prospective students from all across the country. This a great time for juniors and seniors in high school to get to know the college, spend time with current students, and visit Franklin at a beautiful time of the year. This weekend corresponds with Franklin’s annual “Pumpkinfest.”
This year’s activities include a collegium seminar with Dr. George Grant, a bonfire with Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, sample classroom experiences, lunch, Q&A sessions, a walking tour of Franklin and other events. We encourage students and families to spend time in the community by staying for church on Sunday at Cornerstone Pres and/or Parish Pres and to experience a typical day of classes at the college on Monday. There are some limited spaces for prospective students to stay with current students and their host families.
For more information visit the New College website.
Zac Hicks has some good thoughts on the theology, and the practical benefits, of singing the Doxology in worship.