Tenebrae For Modern Times combines scripture, contemporary language, and prose poetry in an innovative setting. Within the framework of a standard worship service, short reflections by six apostles are echoed by the musings of six contemporary people with similar concerns. This juxtaposition reveals that little has changed in almost 2000 years - there are still taxes to pay and family situations to deal with. Questions central to our lives are addressed: "How do I find time for my family?" "How can I find time for church work?" and "How can I bring God into my life?" The service does not require a sermon, and there are suggested hymns and choral anthems for the church musician. The format allows for participation by many readers, yet the service is very adaptable for use by small congregations. No props or costumes are required, though the service may be performed in costume if desired. This truly distinctive Good Friday resource combines the past, present, and future into a poignant worship experience. Good Friday is an important day in the lives of Christians, and Marie Asner's Tenebrae For Modern Times is a powerful way to make that day significant and meaningful in our lives. She causes us to think deeply about our own relationship with the Lord with her references to Jesus' disciples as well as modern people who struggle. Each of us will be touched and changed by her inspired writings.
"Tenebrae for Modern Times" combines Scripture, contemporary language and prose poetry in an innovative setting. Within the framework of a standard worship service, short reflections by six apostles are echoed by six contemporary people with similar concerns. The text addresses questions central to people's lives.
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