How Your Church Benefits from Planning Liturgy

I attended church last weekend (Pentecost Sunday) with a dear friend, and she inquired about how widespread the practice of following the Christian calendar is among Baptists. Well, as you know, there are quite a few varieties of Baptist; however, I do think it is...

Eastertide Signals Return from Exile, Call to Action

I am relatively new to the church year and worshipping in a congregation guided by the Revised Common Lectionary. As a Baptist of Southern Baptist heritage, I was largely unaware that there were seasons through which the church progressed each year. I was only aware...

Yes, Even Baptists Have a Liturgical Calendar

We live in a world that moves through seasons. We adjust by having different expectations and finding different hopes in each season. The church has always had a seasonal calendar of its own. Baptists, coming out of their Puritan roots, developed their own seasonal...