Psalms For All Ages: A Resource For Intergenerational Worship

May 3, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Carey Centre
5920 Iona Drive
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T
$49/person includes lunch
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Psalms for All Ages: A Resource for Intergenerational Worship

Sessions: November 16, February 22, May 3 

Psalms for All Ages is a series of seminars to equip pastors, worship leaders and key lay people in planning and leading worship services that minister to congregation members of all ages. Join us for one seminar or more!

This 3-part series will generate a much-needed opportunity to discuss, examine, and learn about inter-generational worship, for the benefit of local churches from a variety of denominations and ethic backgrounds. Through the study of different types of Psalms, we hope to expand the congregation’s repertoire in corporate worship.

MAY 2 & 3, 2014

FRIDAY, May 2 2014 PUBLIC LECTURE  Free admission.
Anglican Network Church of the Good Shepherd.  7:30pm
189 W 11th Ave, Vancouver, BC
“Praise, Protest, and Poetry: How the Psalms Can Give Substance to Christian Worship”


SATURDAY, May 3 2014 (Part 3 of a 3-part series)
Time: 9:00 – 4:30
Cost: $49/person    Early bird participants (3 weeks before a seminar): $39.00 /seminar
Location: Carey Centre on UBC Campus (5920 Iona Drive, Vancouver BC google)
Keynote Speakers: Prof. John Goldingay and Kathleen Scott Goldingay
Worship Leader: Dr. Edna Grenz



Saturday Keynote Lectures~ with Goldingay’s
(1) “The Psalms’ Concern For Justice”
(2) “How the Psalms Urge Us to Pray for Justice”


Workshop A:
Social Justice &  the Psalms –Preaching the Pressure Points of the Text ~ with Dr. Julie Slous
Although Psalms are among the best known and the most loved of biblical texts and have accompanied us to funerals, baccalaureates, weddings and  other memorable life occasions ,  this workshop will focus on the intent of the Psalms to arouse and awake within the reader deeper levels of God consciousness.  We will explore how this assists us  in creating sermons that directly respond to social justice issues.  By focusing on the pressure points words create, participants will be invited into an experiential encounter with the text that works to re-imagine and re-describe a world in which the mercy and justice of God is revealed.


Workshop B
Mixed-Media Art ~ with Jill Cardwell

Psalms of Lament – Creative worship as a mission into the pain and brokenness in our world. After a time of reflecting on the brokenness in our own life we will come together to create a mixed-media art piece. This worship experience is designed as an example of how God is creating redeeming beauty out of our broken world. It can be used as a reflection or precursor to active engagement in social justice issues. More examples of participatory arts in worship will be given as suggestions to take away.

Workshop C
Printmaking on a Budget ~ with Yiu Lun Tsang

In this particular session, we will create artwork that explore various Christian symbolism and the whole range of human emotion as convey in the Psalms. Specifically, this workshop explores the Glue-Line Relief technique of printmaking to create the artwork. This budget-friendly technique allows children and adult to create beautiful art work together.


About the Presenters:

John Goldingay is the David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament in the School of Theology and has been at Fuller since 1997. He studied theology at Oxford and was ordained and worked in a church in London. His most recent publications include the 17-volume Old Testament For Everyone series (Westminster John Knox/SPCK (2010– ). He serves on the Task Force on Biblical Interpretation in the Anglican Communion and the editorial board for the Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies.


Kathleen Scott Goldingay trained as an architect and managed the building of the Seattle Art Museum. She then studied creative writing at UCLA and studied theology at Fuller to inform her writing. John and Kathleen met at Fuller in 2009 and married later that year.


Dr. Julie Slous is currently serving as Registrar with teaching responsibilities at Carey Theological College.  Previously she has served for 25 years with The Salvation Army where she had extensive involvement in pastoral ministry and academic leadership.  Holding a Doctorate degree in Ministry, she joins the Carey faculty with specialization in the areas of preaching, spiritual formation and social justice.  Having taught extensively in these areas, Julie also seeks to apply textbook theory into practical places of ministry.  Currently, she is actively involved in ministry to the residents of Vancouver’s downtown Eastside and takes as her first purpose to care for the poor, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, love the unlovable and befriend those who have no friends. Her book Preaching a Disturbing Gospel, (2012) has experienced significant circulation and challenges readers to think about how the message of the Gospel will be heard in places that have become complacent and cold to the good news of Jesus Christ.  Julie is driven by the conviction that it is time to “turn up the temperature” in today’s pulpit and to assist preachers in discovering what can be done to rekindle holy fire and zeal in their preaching.  Ultimately it’s about the Living Word making a difference in people’s lives and to this end, Julie finds meaning and purpose in her work.  She is a proud Mom of three great kids who embrace

Jill Cardwell is a creator of wearable textiles and an arts facilitator living in Vancouver, BC. Growing up in Northern Ireland she was inspired by the textile traditions and rugged textures of her homeland. Moving to Scotland, she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Design & Applied Arts at Edinburgh College of Art before crossing the Atlantic to Canada’s west coast. She has ten years of experience as a costume designer for film, theatre, and circus. This April, she will graduate with an MA in Theological Studies focusing on Christianity and the Arts. Her other passions include dancing, travelling, and a good cup of tea. In addition to being the artist-in-residence at First Baptist Church Jill teaches art and creative exploration workshops for adults in a variety of settings. Jill says, “I make sense of what I’m experiencing and learning by making art. Art-making is a generative action. It reminds us that we have the power to transform and to produce beauty.”

Yiu Lun Tsang has been presenting exhibitions throughout Asia and North America in the past 35 years.  In particular, Mr. Tsang specialized in painting birds and flowers and his favorite style is the Literal Style (Gongbi) or double-line method of Chinese painting. This particular style takes a more traditional and realistic approach to the subject. In 1985, Tsang was presented with an award from the Director of the Republic of China in San Francisco for his “Achievement and unique contribution to the ink wash technique of Chinese painting.” As an active art educator, he enjoys teaching children to develop their artistic skills through drawing, printmaking and craft.  Tsang is a graduate of the National Taiwan University, the Sir Robert Black College of Education, and Evangel Seminary of Hong Kong.

*  This program is made possible through a worship renewal grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.