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The Church Year Resources

Ancient-Future Time: Forming Spirituality through the Christian Year by Robert E. Webber. Millions of Christians worldwide follow the liturgical Christian calendar in their worship services and in their own personal devotions. The seasons of the Christian year connect believers of diverse backgrounds and offer the sense of unity Jesus desired.

Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings. Prepared by Consultation On The Common Texts. Downloadable files for Years A, B, C based on the Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings are available here. A resource to track where we are at in the calendar is available here , at a site dedicated only to highlighting lectionary resources for the Sundays.

Interpret the Word Resources

The Shape of Sola Scriptura by Keith A. Mathison. Mathison discusses the history and differences of the Two-Source View* of authority in contrast to the One-Source View* of authority of the ancient, classical and kingdomcultural Church. This book is an invaluable resource for understanding Basileia’s approach to the authority relationships between divine revelation, the Church, creeds and tradition.

Through New Eyes: Developing a Biblical View of the World by James B. Jordan (Book). Jordan presents the Bible’s own worldview which is given to us, not in the discursive and analytic language of philosophy, but in the rich compact language of symbolism and art. The Bible is the story of successive “covenants” that each form a “new world”, giving us a way to understand historical change and progress in the advance of the Kingdom.

Foundations of Social Order: Studies in the Creeds and Councils of the Early Church by Rousas John Rushdoony (book). All societies are based on a creed. Societies die when their creed is no longer confessed. Conversely, building a Christian society requires that “foundations” by laid by Christians confessing creeds of the Church’s faith as revealed “from above” rather than according to the traditions of men, which are “of this world.” Rushdoony shows how in fact the history of the world is shaped by the power of creeds in general, but particularly, in a positive way, by the truth confessed by the Church.