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PROTESTANT WORSHIP

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Drawing on years of teaching experience, James F. White provides a unique, comprehensive overview of Protestant worship by examining the origins, development, and present characteristics of various Protestant groups. This study of Protestant worship is an excellent resource for seminary professors and students, clergy, church historians, and laypersons.

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January 1, 1900

PULSE SET

PULSE SET
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RADIO DRAMA

RADIO DRAMA
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Radio Drama brings together the practical skills needed for radio drams, such as directing, writing and sound design, with media history and communication theory.
Challenging the belief that sound drama is a 'blind medium', Radio Drama shows how experimentation in radio narrative has blurred the dividing line between fiction and reality in modern media. Using extracts from scripts and analysing radio broadcasts from America, Britain, Canada and Australia, the book explores the practicalities of producing drama for radio. Tim Crook illustrates how far radio drama has developed since the first 'audiophonic production' and evaluates the future of radio drama in the age of live phone-ins and immedate access to programmes on the Internet.
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September 1, 1999

REACHING OUT WITHOUT DUMBING DOWN

REACHING OUT WITHOUT DUMBING DOWN
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Why do churches fight "Worship Wars?" Why do discussions about how to conduct worship often split into two vitriolic polarities over "traditional" versus "contemporary" styles or into two opposing camps, such as organists/ guitarists, baby boomers/elders, returnees/loyalists or clergy/musicians? These "worship wars" prevent us from being the Church.

In Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down, Marva Dawn writes to help local parishes and denominations think more thoroughly about worship and culture so that they can function effectively in contemporary society. She roots her discussion of worship issues in a careful assessment of significant aspects of the present technological, boomer, post-modern society and names criteria by which to judge the various cultural influences. She then sketches essential attributes of worship. Dawn recognizes that the vitality and faithfulness of our personal and corporate Christian lives and the effectiveness of our outreach to the world depend on the character that is formed in individuals and communities.

How can churches best reach out to society without "dumbing down" this essential character formation? Dawn discusses music, preaching, and all the accouterments of worship and offers practical suggestions for choosing the best tools and forms to deepen worship life, nurture faith development, and increase believers' outreach throughout the universal church and to the world.

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RETURN TO WORSHIP GOD CENTERED APPROACH OP!!

RETURN TO WORSHIP GOD CENTERED APPROACH OP!!
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Through letters addressed to the church and to worship leaders, Return to Worship looks at worship in light of what Scripture says and illustrates. It looks at the fundamentals necessary for the offering to God of that which is acceptable to Him. It gives help for the restoration of authentic worship to those churches that do a lot of celebrating but little true worshiping.
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January 1, 1900

Rites of Ordination Their History & Theology

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Paul Bradshaw, one of the world's foremost scholars on the history of Christian liturgy, has shared this expertise in several works that have become standard texts for students of liturgy. In Rites of Ordination, Bradshaw turns his attention to the ways that Christians through the ages have understood what it means to ordain someone as a minister and how that has been expressed in liturgical practice.

Bradshaw considers the typological background to ordained ministry some have drawn from the Old Testament and what ministry meant to the earliest Christian communities. He explores the ordination rites and theology of the early church, the Christian East, the medieval West, the churches of the Reformation, and the post-Tridentine Roman Catholic Church. Rites of Ordination promises to serve as an enriching resource for seminary students, students of liturgy and church history, and anyone fascinated by the history and theology of Christian liturgy and ministry.

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February 1, 2014

Royal Waste of Time

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Following up on her best selling Reaching Out without Dumbing Down, Marva Dawn offers biblically grounded, experience-based insights to help churches navigate beyond today's destructive worship wars and to stimulate renewal in the worship and life of congregations.
The first major section of the book examines the postmodern, media-saturated, consumerist culture that makes worship difficult yet absolutely essential. The next section focuses on keeping God at the center of worship. Other sections of the book explore issues of taste, forming faith in children, word choices, hospitality in worship, and the challenges of -being church for the world.- The book also includes nine Scripture-based sermons and questions for further discussion.
In contrast to writers who advocate worship for utilitarian purposes, Dawn concentrates on worship's royal dimension, its God-ward focus. A Royal -Waste- of Time amplifies Dawn's earlier argument that churches need to wrangle seriously with the true purpose of worship in order to employ the tools and forms that best enfold participants in the splendor of worshiping God. Only worship filled with the splendor of God, Dawn writes, will lead to genuine adoration of God and faithful formation of his people.

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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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SACRED SEASONS A JOURNEY THROUGH THE CHU

SACRED SEASONS A JOURNEY THROUGH THE CHU
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Sacred Seasons teaches congregations about the rich stories that narrate the wondrous and symbol-full practices of certain days in the church calendar.

This zestful book responds to an increasing interest among congregations and parishes in celebrating and understanding the days of great significance in terms of Christ's life and the life of the church. It includes seasons and special days such as Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Shrove Tuesday, Pentecost, and Trinity Sunday.

The sessions are specifically created to engage able-bodied or disabled people in various forms -- either by reading, writing, drawing, painting, singing, or dancing. The materials also intentionally foster inter-generational activities.

Each session includes background information, an educator's note, materials needed, additional ideas, assessment of the session, and further resources.

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March 1, 2002

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

SCRIPTURES THE CROSS & THE POWER OF GOD

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This collection of nine meditations from renowned biblical scholar and Anglican Bishop Tom Wright carries Holy Week from its solemn beginnings to the dramatic conclusion on Good Friday and Easter. "I hope that these addresses," Wright says in his preface, ". . . will contribute both to the enriched understanding, and also to the empowered living out, of the vital and inexhaustible events at the heart of Christian faith." The writings for Palm Sunday through Maundy Thursday morning, as well as the Easter Vigil, focus on texts from the Gospel of Matthew; Maundy Thursday evening, Good Friday, and Easter morning focus on texts from the Gospel of John.

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March 1, 2006

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