An Old Mennonite Rendering of The Disciple’s Prayer

I came across this old Mennonite rendering of the Disciple’s Prayer and love it. Abba Father God, Bless your holy name. Let your reign come now, Let your desires be carried out. Bring your peace to birth, As in heav’n, so on Earth Give us bread, daily; Free us, as we free. When the wayContinue reading “An Old Mennonite Rendering of The Disciple’s Prayer”

Stations of the Lord’s Prayer (A Worship Resource)

This past weekend at our convergent Quaker retreat we had both programmed (planned) and unprogrammed (silent) worship. For the programmed worship on Saturday morning I planned an interactive worship time based around the Lord’s Prayer (a topic I am deeply interested in). In this post I’ve included a video and pictures of the various stations,Continue reading “Stations of the Lord’s Prayer (A Worship Resource)”

FAQs of a Theologian: Can you explain to me what prayer means to a christian?

I’ve had for sometime the idea to write posts based on questions I am asked via email or questions that people ask google and somehow land on my site. In fact I’ve been compiling some questions since early this summer on my Theo.edit (my wiki). Thus I am going to begin a bi-monthly segment answeringContinue reading “FAQs of a Theologian: Can you explain to me what prayer means to a christian?”

Queries on The Lord's Prayer

This Sunday I am leading a discussion on the Lord’s Prayer, basically covering what I’ve been writting about here for the past month or so. In preparing I decided to create a few Queries to help begin the discussion on Prayer and mission. Here are those queries: a. When has prayer led you to liveContinue reading “Queries on The Lord's Prayer”

Liturgical Prayer Based on the Lord’s Prayer

As I near the end of my series on the Lord’s Prayer I want to turn now to a small liturgy I’ve written that is based off the Lord’s Prayer and the conclusions I’ve arrived at through this series. This liturgy was made to help conceptualize in a communal setting ways in which, we theContinue reading “Liturgical Prayer Based on the Lord’s Prayer”

Matthew 6:10-11 The Kingdom of God and Prayer for Bread

Continuing my series on the Lord’s Prayer and how it functions as both a mission statement and community formating guide for the churchh.  We now direct our attention to further exposition of the prayer itself – this post in particular deals with Matthew 6:10-11.

NT Wright – Retelling Stories: Alternate Histories and the Lord’s Prayer

Mike Work, writing on his class blog recently, wrote a great short post about Jesus’ way of being a storyteller.  He writes, In his [NT Wright] words, “Jesus made a regular practice of retelling the story of Israel in such a way as to subvert other tellings, and to invite his hearers to make hisContinue reading “NT Wright – Retelling Stories: Alternate Histories and the Lord’s Prayer”

Qaddish and The Lord’s Prayer: Jesus’ Subversive Tactics

In this continuing series on the Lord’s Prayer I am looking at the Jewish prayer known as the Qaddish, and comparing it to the Lord’s Prayer.  When we compare these two prayers we see themes arise that are particularly interesting when we consider that Christ’s prayer is intentionally tweaked to include rather subversive value, whichContinue reading “Qaddish and The Lord’s Prayer: Jesus’ Subversive Tactics”

A Short Prayer Service with The Lord’s Prayer

Getting back on track of doing some work on the Lord’s Prayer I thought I would offer a simple prayer service we used for small group a while back. This could work as a personal time for reflection or for small groups, and can be changed and modified to your own liking. This is setContinue reading “A Short Prayer Service with The Lord’s Prayer”