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The Theater of God's Glory: Calvin, Creation, and the Liturgical Arts (published 2017)Publisher: Eerdmans
A theological framework for the liturgical arts rooted in John Calvin, arguing that Calvin’s Trinitarian theology provides a promising resource for understanding the material aspects of corporate worship and for promoting the proper flourishing of the liturgical arts.
Publication | July 21, 2017
The Whole Church Sings: Congregational Singing in Luther's Wittenberg (published 2017)Publisher: Eerdmans
Authoritative study by a renowned musicologist and Reformation scholar presenting new research that congregational singing was both the intention and the practice right from the beginning of the Wittenberg reforms in worship.
Publication | May 12, 2017
En la mesa de Dios/At God's Table (published 2017)Publisher: Calvin College Press
En la mesa de Dios-At God's Table is a Spanish-English children's book that explores the richly symbolic practice of the Lord's Supper in Christian worshiping communities.
Publication | April 20, 2017
Worshiping with the Anaheim Vineyard: The Emergence of Contemporary Worship (published 2017)Publisher: Eerdmans
Using narrative, testimonies from leaders and members, and photographs, this book tells the story and explains the remarkable influence of the Vineyard Church of Anaheim on both the early years of the Vineyard movement and the emergence of contemporary worship in the broader church.
Publication | January 03, 2017
Visual Arts in the Worshiping Church (published 2016)Publisher: Eerdmans
Although numerous studies have examined biblical and theological rationales for using the visual arts in worship, this book by Lisa J. DeBoer fills in a piece of the picture missing so far — the social dimensions of both our churches and the various art worlds represented in our congregations.
Publication | December 15, 2016
Essential Worship: A Handbook for Leaders (published 2016)Publisher: Baker Publishing
Essential Worship is a concise, easy-to-read primer on the basics of worship theology and practice.
Publication | November 01, 2016
Rediscovering the Beauty of Rest
Resources in the Bahasa Indo language from the Malang Choral Festival II held in Indonesia.
Resource Guide | October 27, 2016
Singing God's Psalms (published 2016)Publisher: Eerdmans
Drawing on his decades of experience as a pastor, hymn writer, and hymnal consultant, Fred Anderson here offers pastors and worship leaders a rich treasury of singable psalms — one for each psalm text or canticle appointed in the three-year Revised Common Lectionary.
Publication | October 04, 2016
Teach Us to Pray: Scripture-Centered Family Worship through the Year (published 2016)Publisher: Calvin College Press
This daily prayer book guides families in both listening to and speaking to God through songs, Scripture readings, guided action, and quiet contemplation, organized to follow the life of Jesus through each season of the Christian calendar.
Publication | October 04, 2016
Worship and Public Engagement
That corporate worship must equip us for serving God’s purposes in the world, certainly means that we must attend to the social-political-economic dimensions of our lives as citizens. How do we structure our congregational patterns with this in mind without making our worship “too political”?
Video | April 25, 2016
How Loud Is Too Loud?
Volume in worship can be a touchy subject, one full of tensions. However, by looking at it through the lens of universal design and applying this principle to volume, we can see the many tensions in play and work together to glorify the Lord and lead God's people in song.
Article | March 21, 2016
Worship Resources for Radical Hospitality
Scripture models well for us how to speak about immigration in worship. Together, with Abraham, Jesus, and the early church, we can model radical hospitality, we can lament the pain of leaving and the pain of the journey, we can witness God's faithfulness to the refugees and migrants in the past, and together, united as the body of Christ, we can seek responses that reflect God's heart. Ultimately, we can look forward with hope, knowing that our "citizenship is in heaven."
Resource Guide | March 14, 2016
Reformed Worship (published 2016)Publisher: Faith Alive
A quarterly print magazine that provides practical help and support to worship planners
Publication | March 08, 2016
Worshiping the Triune God (published 2010)Publisher: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
The statement "Worshiping the Triune God: Receiving and Sharing Christian Wisdom Across Continents and Centuries" was adopted in 2010 by the newly formed World Communion of Reformed Churches.
Publication | March 08, 2016
Stroke Survivors in our Worshiping Communities
This workshop presents an ethnographic study describing the experiences of stroke survivors in their church communities and two worship services planned for these participants.
Audio | March 04, 2016
Incorporating Faith and Work into the Worship Service
How do we help people connect their faith to their work in our worship services? For many Christians, bringing faith into the workplace falls into two main categories—evangelism and ethics.
Audio | March 03, 2016
Learning to Worship for the Life of the World
For the Life of the World is one of the most influential books ever written on the sacraments.
Audio | February 29, 2016
Lifting Hearts to the Lord: Worship with John Calvin in Sixteenth-Century Geneva (published 2016)Publisher: Eerdmans
In this volume, author Karin Maag brings together a wealth of primary sources to examine worship as it was taught and practiced in John Calvin's Geneva.
Publication | January 13, 2016
Worship in the Joy of the Lord (published 2016)Publisher: Calvin College Press
Worship in the Joy of the Lord is a curated collection of over 300 quotations on the deep meaning and purpose of Christian public worship.
Publication | December 11, 2015