The following articles and books are recommended reading for teacher-scholars preparing grant applications and for those who have received grants.
How we understand worship:
- What is Vital Worship?
- Ten Core Convictions about Christian Worship
- Three Meanings of the Term Worship
- Worship as Formation
- Vertical Habits
- Worshiping the Triune God
- Nairobi Statement on Worship and Culture
- An Open and Discerning Approach to Culture
Scholarly work modeling interdisciplinary engagement:
- A More Profound Alleluia: Theology and Worship in Harmony (Eerdmans, 2005)
Convinced that worship and theology are intimately connected, the authors of A More Profound Alleluia show in practical terms how liturgy and doctrine fruitfully illuminate each other.
- For Life Abundant: Practical Theology, Theological Education, and Christian Ministry (Eerdmans, 2008)
In this edited volume, the authors model an interdisciplinary, practice-based approach to the field of practical theology and focus especially on the theological education of ministers and their ongoing learning in the concrete congregational settings in which they serve.
- Teaching and Christian Imagination (Eerdmans, 2016)
David Smith and Susan Felch offer an in-depth study of three metaphors for Christian education—journey, garden, and building—and guide educators in the development of Christian imagination among their students.
- The Conviction of Things Not Seen: Worship and Ministry in the 21st Century (Brazos Press, 2002)
The contributors to this volume bring their individual areas of scholarly expertise to the study of worship practices in the 21st century.
- Worship That Changes Lives: Multidisciplinary and Congregational Perspectives on Spiritual Transformation (Baker Publishing, 2008)
This book offers a balanced and wide-ranging approach to the relationship between worship and spiritual transformation.