CS Lewis, JRR Tolkein, and Silence

During the pandemic, I focused on re-reading CS Lewis’ the Space Trilogy and The Chronicles of Narnia (some know this by The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe but there are seven books in the series) and also The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkein. We know both authors, and especially CS…

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Adapting QuietChurch to Online Worship During the COVID-19 Pandemic

QuietChurch represents active worship. Growing quiet and focusing on worship takes practice and work. Thus, worshippers at QuietChurch are engaged. Dietrich Bonhoffer notes, “this is why even our silence before God takes practice and work….[silence provides] the presence of Eternity, allow it to speak, question it, and thereby look deep…

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December 2020 QuietChurch Quiet Online Worship Set

QuietChurch plans to host two QuietChurch online quiet worship sessions on Monday, December 7, 2020, at 7:00PM, and Monday, December 21, 2020, at 7:00PM. The worship sessions are online, free, and open to all. Just join us online via Jitsi (a community driven online platform, no annoying registrations…

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Quiet Worship…Quiet Adds to the Worship Experience

QuietChurch focuses worship in collective quiet…worshippers gathering and seeking a spiritual encounter in the Reverent Quiet. I, unfortunately, sometimes describe QuietChurch by emphasizing the comparative absences such as: no sermon, no preaching, no hymns or music performances, no amplifiers, no slide shows, no disruptions, or no awkward slap-the-back-and-pump-the-palm greeting time.

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Reflections on the 1980s and COVID-19

Just before the COVID-19 tsunami hit the United States, I spent a restless and sleepless night with general disquiet. Normally, I like the night for the quiet and peace that it usually brings. While many faith traditions seem to associate the night with Darkness or Evil, I find peace in…

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Quiet Forest Photos–Spring 2020

For many, March 2020 means COVID-19: fear, anxiety, isolation, and worry. Many remain quarantined in homes deprived of nature. Yet, quiet worship offers some solace. And quiet worship with views of nature may offer even more solace. For those who cannot get-outside, quietly ponder each photo during your daily, quiet…

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QuietChurch.org Starting Online Meeting for Worship Church Services

QuietChurch.org plans to offer online meeting for worship, quiet church services starting on Monday, March 23, 2020, at 7:00PM (EST). Use the free Zoom application on PC, MAC, Linux, iPhone, or Android to access the meeting. Zoom Login for QuietChurch Start time: 7:00PM End Time:…

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Clarks Summit Church Hosts QuietChurch Services 2019

Need a quiet, time-out during the Holidays? Need some quiet time to reflect and think? Countryside Community Church invites community members to the QuietChurch services scheduled on Monday, November 25, 2019, from 6:30PM to 7:30PM, and on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, from 6:30PM to 7:30PM. QuietChurch allows adults time to…

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Silent Night

Silent night, Holy night, all is calm… Silent night, holy night.All is calm, all is brightRound yon Virgin, Mother and ChildHoly Infant so tender and mildSleep in heavenly peaceSleep in heavenly peace.Silent Night, Holy Night UMC Hymn #239, J. Mohr Starting with a single, reverent word, silent,…

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Lectio Divina and Quiet Worship

[Lectio Divina’s] natural movement is towards greater simplicity, with less and less talking and more listening. Gradually the words of Scripture begin to dissolve and the Word is revealed before the eyes of our heart.Order of Carmelites…

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