The Work of the People

Before the word "liturgy" came to be attached to various worship syles and elements, it simply wasword that referred to the way that people interact with and participate in the on-going work of God in the world.  Hence liturgy means "the work of the people" as they respond to the greater work of God's redemption for the world.  

A PHENOMINAL website - theworkofthepeople.com - has taken up this idea and has quickly become one of the best online resources for thoughtful reflection on God, love, ethics, and the Christian life.  It features clips, interviews, and mini-documentaries featuring many of the best Christian theologians and practicioners of our time.  It is well worth your time to check it out.  

More specifically, through the capabilities of modern technology, the sermon for our worship services on September 22nd was supplied by The Work of the People (you can purchase the videos for download), and our virtual preacher for that day was Lisa Sharon Harper.  Lisa is the director of mobilization for Sojourners, and the digitally-recorded sermon she gave was a reflection on the story of sin entering the world in Genesis 3 and how the gospel speaks good news into a sinful and broken world.  

It is well worth your time to watch it by clicking here.  And while you're at it, be sure to check out some of the other videos too.

Grace and Peace