Worship Philosophy

 

Worship Philosophy

Sacred Actions of Christian Worship

Sacred Actions of Christian Worship
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In this comprehensive volume, an ecumenical group of evangelical scholars, denominational leaders, and ministers provide insight into the traditions and practices of the sacred actions of worship in the ancient, Medieval, Eastern Orthodox, Reformation, and modern churches. Other sections highlight the historical origins and development of ritual in worship. Numerous historical and contemporary liturgical and special worship services are provided throughout the volume.The combination of historical and theological surveys with sample outlines for liturgies and worship services is unique, as is the range of coverage: from baptism and the Lord's Supper to child dedication, foot washing, and renewal of baptismal pledges as practiced by a wide variety of Christian groups. The Sacred Actions of Christian Worship is a rich storehouse of information and guidance for those who plan and participate in Christian worship.
Dennis D. Martin, Assistant Professor of Theology, Loyola University
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January 1, 1900

SACRIFICE OF PRAISE

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Read the inspiring tales that gave birth to fifty of today's most beloved worship songs.
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October 1, 2002

SHAPING THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

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This insightful book explores how worship practices can transform and renew the lives of those who worship. Emphasizing how religious affections provide us with orientation in the world, Kendra Hotz and Matthew Mathews show how worship can shape our religious affections so that we can live to the glory of God and in a harmonious relationship with God's creation.

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April 1, 2006

STARTING A PRAISE BAND OP!!!

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A practical, user-friendly, and low-budget guide to starting a praise band.

Looking for the opportunity to bring a change of music in your sanctuary? Does the idea of drums, keyboards, and electric guitars seem like something you want to try? Starting a Praise Band is indispensable as you take those first steps to introduce contemporary music--emotive and experiential--in your church.

Written with solid experience and knowledge in the contemporary music field for lay leaders and professional staff in mind, this guide will help your church bring in a different kind of worship as effortlessly as possible. Even if you already have a praise band, you'll find valuable information on having an even better one.

The Abingdon-Church of the Resurrection Ministry Guides are the first choice for recruiting, motivating, and developing lay leadership for specialized ministries from A to Z--from adult ministries to ushering. Each inexpensive, 64-page Guide brings together Church of the Resurrection's can-do attitude with Abingdon Press's ministry of empowering church leaders. The result is a series that is user-friendly, encouraging, and most important, practical.

The passion to help churches experience how many things they can do to encourage participation drives these Ministry Guides.

Each Guide is concise, conversational, and current, full of ideas you'll be able to implement immediately, with little or no budget. Recognizing that volunteers are busy people who work hard, the Guides will be the first place to turn when you're new to a topic, to help you feel empowered, prepare quickly, and get up and running with confidence and creativity. You'll find eye-catching icons and features that help you move directly to practical, fun, and effective solutions.

Read chapter 1 of this book.

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October 1, 2007

STONES FOR BREAD

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This well-written and engaging book explores the effects of the rush to adopt new, "contemporary" styles of worship by many Protestant congregations. As churches try to reach the unchurched and draw new members, they often adapt their worship until it becomes nothing more than a Spirit-less reflection of popular culture, A. Daniel Frankforter argues. The book discusses some of the different programs for "marketing" worship, explores the implications for the integrity of a church's mission and spiritual life, and proposes some alternative means for rejuvenating worship.

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April 1, 2001

THEOLOGICAL CHARACTER OF MUSIC OP!!!!!

THEOLOGICAL CHARACTER OF MUSIC OP!!!!!
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Leaver has prepared a lively conversation regarding a theological understanding of music in the church. Given our culture's view of music as primarily entertainment, this essay makes an urgent call on our pastors, parish musicians, and laymen.
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January 1, 1988

USE OF SYMBOLS IN WORSHIP

USE OF SYMBOLS IN WORSHIP
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In our post-modern, technological and visual age, there seems to be a new fascination with symbols. And in such an age as this, it is not enough just to understand and use the written liturgy, whether old or new, like Common Worship. In worship and in our pastoral rites, the preoccupation with texts has to be balanced with the vital liturgical language of symbols. Never before has there been such scope for the use of symbols as can be found in the family of Common Worship services. Not simply visual aids, liturgical symbols are suggestive and evocative; they belong to a whole matrix of imagery in Scripture and in the prayer texts that accompany the ritual acts of worship. Each chapter of Symbols and Worship provides theological and historical background to the symbols discussed (water, oil, light and incense), as well as practical guidance on the place and use of these symbols in the whole range of Common Worship services.
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January 1, 1900

WESTMINSTER DIRECTORY OF PUBLIC WORSHIP

WESTMINSTER DIRECTORY OF PUBLIC WORSHIP
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The Directory of Public Worship was composed by the same group who wrote the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. They were appointed by the British parliament to restructure the Church of England. Their recommendations were adopted in England and Scotland but later revoked in England. These documents form the basis of the Presbyterian system of church government and practice. Here it is discussed by Sinclair Ferguson and Mark Dever. They write with clarity making it palatable even to modern readers beset by busyness & multiple distractions.

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September 1, 2003

WHAT LANGUAGE SHALL I BORROW BIBLE & CHR

WHAT LANGUAGE SHALL I BORROW BIBLE & CHR
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What language is most appropriate for worship? Should it lean toward the colloquial, perhaps targeting those attending a worship service for the first time? Or should it be a language with deeper roots, the language of a community that, for the most part, already loves the God to whom worship is offered?

Ronald Byars argues that the communal speech that truly honors God is, in fact, biblical language, which encompasses a vast range of forms -- poetry and prose, song and proverb, parable and narrative. Byars explains how biblical language becomes liturgical language that pushes us beyond what we already think we know, requiring us to think anew about death and resurrection, beginnings and endings, and the life of faith. What Language Shall I Borrow? is an instructive, eloquent reminder not to retreat from biblical language and images but to fully embrace them in our worship today.

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January 1, 2008

WHEN WILL JESUS BE ENOUGH OP!!!

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Jesus is the purpose and central message of worship.

In this postmodern era, the church finds herself struggling to be heard amidst a myriad of cultural voices where bigger is better and where the hurting and confused just want to feel good. Joyce and Sorensen remind us that if people "do not see the power of God in churches, they will seek the power of another god elsewhere. " As Jesus showed the woman at the well, we have to show people in thier own language that their deepest thirst can only be quenched by living water.

This book will help your church reclaim the power of worship through praise, prayer, study, and Communion. Included are original lyrics and service ideas that can be used in both traditional and contemporary worship settings including Sunday morning, youth meetings, and retreats. The book also provides links to the authors' websites where you can share ideas and feedback.

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February 1, 2008