Arts and Worship
Beholding the Glory: Incarnation Through the Arts, Jeremy Begbie. Baker Books, 2000.
For the Beauty of the Church, W. David O. Taylor. Baker Books, 2010.
Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art, Madeleine L'Engle. Shaw Books, 2001.
Calvin College Institute for Christian Worship (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA)
Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts (ITIA, St. Andrews College, Scotland)
Imago (a Canadian arts organization)
Christian Week Arts Review
Diary of an Arts Pastor (the blog of W. David O. Taylor)
Communities of Worship
Grünewald Guild (Leavenworth, Washington, USA)
Holden Village (Chelan, Washington, USA)
The Iona Community (Island of Iona and Glasgow, Scotland, UK)
The Taizé Community (Taizé, France)
International Council of Ethnodoxologists (ICE)
Liturgy and Lectionary
Liturgical Year (aka the Church Calendar)
The Church calendar is an annual cycle of celebrations (or feasts) interspersed with 'Ordinary Time.'
The Year begins with Advent, a four-week season which anticipates the birth of Jesus Christ. The birth of Jesus is celebrated at Christmas, followed by Epiphany (from Greek, meaning "to reveal") and Jesus' baptism. The first season of Ordinary Time falls between Epiphany and Lent.
Lent is traditionally a penitential season of purification and contemplative prayer. This is a time to meditate upon the Passion of Jesus Christ. Holy Week includes Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. This week moves through the events which happened in last week of Jesus' life, including his death and resurrection. Following Easter is the second season of Ordinary Time.
Revised Common Lectionary
A searchable database of scripture readings for every day and season of the church calendar. It is built on a three-year cycle which moves through the entire Bible in three years. Also includes occasional artistic and iconographic resources.
Christian Seasons Calendar
Published annually by the University Hill Congregation located at UBC in Vancouver, this calendar provides a daily reminder that we live in the time of God's Kingdom. The calendar is ordered around the seasons of the church year, beginning with Advent and Christmas, going through Lent to Easter to the season after Pentecost known as Ordinary Time. Combining luscious Christian artworks with the readings of the lectionary, this calendar is a rich aide to any spiritual practice.
Music and Worship
The Welcome Wagon
Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth: Prayers of Walter Brueggeman. Fortress Press, 2003.
Fifty-Seven Words That Change the World: A Journey Through the Lord's Prayer, Darrell Johnson. Regent College Publishing.