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100 days of worship with the Underground Church

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Seoul USA writes:

For one hundred days this fall, beginning September 23rd, the North Korean underground church will lead Christians around the world in worshiping God in the common places of life.

The common places are those places you spend time during the week — your homes, schools, workplaces, restaurants, parks, bus stops, etc. Not only are North Korean Christians persecuted for simply practicing their faith in the privacy of their own homes, many face imprisonment and possible execution for their small acts of faithfulness to God in the common places of their world. Expect opposition as you carry out this simple act of worship in the common places of your lives.

The North Korean underground church has remained faithful during the most dire of circumstances. Simply put, we have a lot to learn from North Korean Christians and the best way to learn from them is to imitate them. By participating in the “100 Days” we are living out our faith like them in similar places of worship.

For more information, click here.

Worship and the cry of the poor

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Isaac Wardell writes about the April 22-24 Bifrost Arts conference in Philadelphia:

Conversations about worship in the church often focus on the style of our music, or on the formality of our aesthetics, or on the content of our lyrics. In many churches, conversations about worship can become completely centered around the congregation’s priorities, so much so that they can even lose sight of God’s priorities for our worship.

Throughout the Bible, God tells His people time and time again that if they are disobedient to His Word that He will not accept their worship. In His Word, He commands His people to worship Him alone and to obey His commands to serve the poor and needy. In fact, God specifically admonishes His people “whoever closes His ear to the cry of the poor will himself cry out and not be answered” (Proverbs 21:13).

This April, Bifrost Arts presents a worship conference entitled “The Cry of the Poor: worship, mercy, and community.” At this event we will focus on two things: First, we will make a theological case, specifically from Isaiah 55-61 for the connection between worship and obedience. Secondly, we will have a series of practical workshops about how local congregations can better serve the least of these in our midst and in our communities. We will have conversations about worshiping with those with disabilities, worshiping in a multilingual context, worship and the elderly, forming our children for mercy, and the formation of communities through the arts.

Information on conference registration, scholarships and discounts may be found by clicking here.

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