Tag: work as worship

The Creation Narratives and the Original Unity of Work and Worship (Reviewing “Work,” Part 1)

A few weeks ago, I reported in on my failure to attend #Acton U and to blog about talks there which centered around the book Work: Theological Foundations and Practical Implications. While I can’t go back in time and travel to Grand Rapids for the conviviality and thoughtful reflection and beautiful views of the river and amazing quantity of men in…

A New Liturgy For Daily Work

We stumbled on this site the other day (thanks to a recommendation from Made to Flourish): A New Liturgy.

They’ve released six 25-minute works: each is a “journey of music, prayer, scripture, and space that helps open us to The Almighty in any location, season, community, or emotion” and create “holy space wherever we find ourselves.”

#5, found here, is specifically a liturgy for commuting: “Carried by piano, string quartet, and some pounding floor toms, “Here are my Hands” invites us to turn our cars, bikes, or trains into rolling sanctuaries that launch us into God’s good work in our jobs and lives.” Other liturgies focus on worshipping God in Creation and in being blessed to be a blessing. The artists describe their musical approach as “What if a piano-based indie rock band led a Catho-Protestant Mass?”

Check it out!

P.S. On their Facebook page, they’re taking suggestions for where the next liturgy is most needed.




Book Review: Liturgy Of the Ordinary

One of my oft-expressed critiques of the faith & work movement is that it is largely a privileged conversation. This does not mean that I do not resonate with or appreciate this movement. I am very passionate about the integration of faith into every part of my life and encourage other people of faith toward the same. I do, however,…