Christmas in January

Christmas in January

I once had a strict “No Christmas music until after Thanksgiving” policy. And by “policy,” I meant that if you listened to Christmas music before Thanksgiving, I pretended to judge you openly. This was a way for me to hide the real truth, which was that I was actually...

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...

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...