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Entering the Passion of Jesus


Picture this: a crowd. A parade. Palm branches waving. A man enters the city gates riding on a donkey, embodying a symbol of peace that causes major political uproar. To the people of Jerusalem in Jesus’ day, this moment must have felt like the beginning of something. […]

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Busy: Reconnecting with an Unhurried God


  Meetings. Events. Classes. Workouts. Appointments. Chores. There never seems to be enough time in the day to fit in all the things we need or want to do. We live in a world where the pursuit of endless productivity has become our culture’s highest priority. […]

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What to do for Advent/Christmas??


Friends, it rolls around every year. And we tell the story again. So how to we tell that familiar story, again, in a way that wakes us up to its Good News that we STILL, AGAIN, so desperately need? How will this year “top” last year? Well, that is not actually […]

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Exciting News: Marcia McFee is coming to SFTS!


Friends, I am so thrilled to announce that the Worship Design Studio has just moved to San Anselmo! I will be in residence at the San Francisco Theological Seminary for the 2017-2018 academic year, teaching as a Ford Fellow (see the announcement from SFTS HERE). This […]

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Creative Ideas for Worship: Pentecost Edition!


Download a Pentecost poem at the end of this blog (and a guide for how to write your own)! Pentecost is our day to celebrate the “birthday” of the Church. The following scripture passage is often used on Pentecost to tell the story of how Jesus’ disciples were […]

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In memory of… relic or symbol?


Three All Saints worship ideas, including one fully-scripted service CLICK HERE Does your church worship relics? “We’re Protestants! Of course not!” you say. Well… As All Saints Sunday rolls around again I am reminded of a church consult I did years ago that […]

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