© 2017 Craig Mueller

Books

Any Body There?


Any body there? we may wonder as we watch people engage with their smart phones while being oblivious to what is going on around them. Anybody there? is the question facing the church as it wrestles with declining religious affiliation. Mueller considers this contemporary context, and offers a response based in an incarnational spirituality accentuating the body and finding expression in corporate, multi-sensory liturgy. Read what others are saying about Any Body There?

Indexes to Evangelical Lutheran Worship

Indexes to Evangelical Lutheran Worship provides the prayer of the day and gospel acclamation citations for appointed readings, listings of hymns and songs suited for the day, and a complete index to the Revised Common Lectionary. Mueller was the primary compiler of a creative grid that lists hymns referenced according to appointed scriptures for the day and use within the liturgy. 

Soli Deo Gloria:
Choir Devotions for Year A

Soli Deo Gloria: Choir Devotions for Year A is a collection of devotions for the choir, choir director, and music lovers. The collection features brief meditations based on the texts given in the Revised Common Lectionary, emphasizing the choir's leadership role in worship.The ministry of choral music requires preparation of both heart and voice. Many of Mueller's devotionals are based on earlier homilies on the gospel for the day.

Sundays and Seasons


Since 1995 Mueller has been a frequent contributor to the annual publication Sundays and Seasons: Guide to Worship Planning, providing liturgical texts, prayers, and background on seasons. He also writes for for Sundays and Seasons: Preaching

Fling Wide the Door


Fling Wide the Door 
is an Advent calendar with forty doors that open revealing images for every day from the beginning of Advent until the feast of the Baptism of the Lord at the close of the Christmas season. Put a light inside or above and the images glow like stained-glass. Designed as a six-sided tower, the calendar can be the centerpiece of your seasonal décor. A booklet by Mueller is included to pray from when opening the doors. Especially appropriate for families with young children.

Spiritual Direction in Context

Spiritual Direction in Context is a provocative collection of essays in which respected leaders in the field of spiritual direction explore the myriad of contexts in which this relationship takes place and offers practical ways to respond to them. Mueller’s contribution is “Dreams and Spiritual Direction.”

 "When we find the draw of screen time irresistible, consider how our bodies and souls long for unplugged times of spiritual refreshment and beauty through worship, encounters in nature, and bodily recreation." 

 

Any Body There, p. 129