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JUL-AUG 2017 Issue of WorshipArts Magazine

How do you respond to fear?

We in worship arts ministries are not immune from fear; indeed, even though we may be immersed in it ourselves, we are often called upon to bring light to others who are afraid: in our denomination, our congregations, our neighborhoods, our cities, the greater world.

In this issue, we offer insights — philosophical and practica — for dealing with fear.

Hannah Adair Bonner connects an encounter with a hermit crab on the beach with our mindset when it comes to fear.

Joe Stobaugh shares his experiences in Dallas in July 2016 as a peaceful protest turned deadly, and offers the liturgy used during a resulting prayer vigil.

Visual artist Les Oliver shares an altar design and suggestions for images in times of darkness.

And Melanie Gordon, James Wells, and Ellen Bunnell all share ideas on how to help our children who are feeling afraid.

We're not going to eliminate fear. But we can learn to respond with grace and peace and help others to do the same.

The WorshipArts Editorial Committee primarily consists of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds in worship planning, liturgy, and communications. The team is led by our editor, Dave Wiltse.

2017 Committee

  • David Wiltse, Editor
  • Carla Swank Fox, Communications Director
  • Sara Collins, Reviews Coordinator
  • Rick Wiltse, Advertising Coordinator
  • Norma Lee Kerns Barnhart
  • R. DeAndre Johnson
  • Joy Lamb

Do you love to write? Have an idea for an article that would interest readers of WorshipArts? The WorshipArts Editorial Committee actively seeks a variety of articles and reviews in music areas (choral for all ages, piano/organ, instrumental, handbells), arts areas (dance, drama, visuals), and worship areas (preaching, contemporary worship, spiritual formation, worship planning, liturgy). WorshipArts publishes six times each year and deadlines are the 15th of the month, two months prior to publication date.


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