Friday, September 05, 2008

Call for Submissions: Christian Reconciliation Carnival #13

Jeff at Cross-Reference is graciously hosting the next Christian Reconciliation Carnival. His call for submissions is posted. For the topic of the month, he suggests the following:
I guess I'd be interested in hearing perspectives on what obstacles are presented by the varying liturgies (high/low, sacramental/non-sacramental, rubrical/freeform) and how they might be possible to overcome. I don't necessarily want to get too doctrinal (although the law of prayer and the law of belief go hand-in-hand, as far as Catholics are concerned). And the issue of liturgical reform would be open for discussion as well.

... since different groups of Christians believe different things, it is no small wonder that they also have different conceptions of liturgy, ranging from intensely liturgical (e.g. Orthodox, Catholic (esp. among those who adhere to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite), and "high-church" Anglican) to the absolutely non-liturgical (e.g. the "organic" church described by Frank Viola and George Barna). I am also interested in the similarities found between certain elements of liturgies of certain Christian groups despite their theological differences surrounding those very elements.
Great topic! Let us know what you think.

Entries on subjects of general interest to Christian Reconciliation are accepted as always. Send in your submissions by 09/30/2008 to the dedicated email address. If you go to Jeff's announcement he also has a direct link to his own email, if you'd rather send it to him directly. Mark your calendars for the Carnival and send in your thoughts on Christian reconciliation.


Tony-Allen said...

I might look into this.

Weekend Fisher said...

That would be great. I'd be glad to see a piece from you at the Carnival.

Jilliefl1 said...

Speaking of Viola, the sequel to “Pagan Christianity?” is out now. It’s called “Reimagining Church”. It picks up where “Pagan Christianity” left off and continues the conversation. (“Pagan Christianity” was never meant to be a stand alone book; it’s part one of the conversation.) “Reimagining Church” is endorsed by Leonard Sweet, Shane Claiborne, Alan Hirsch, and many others. You can read a sample chapter at
It’s also available on Frank is also blogging now at Also, have you seen the spoof video for "Pagan"? Very funny. Check it out at