Audio & Video resources include practical and scholarly sessions intended for congregational leaders, pastors, students, teachers, scholars, musicians, artists, and all interested in worship. These resources serve as tools for preparing, planning for, and leading worship as well as for studying the history, theology, and practice of worship worldwide.
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Cultivating an Ecclesiological Understanding: An Interview with C. Michael Hawn led by John Witvliet
An interview on the occasion of Michael Hawn's retirement from the Vital Worship Grants Board in May 2021.
Video | June 16, 2021
Najla Kassab on God's Healing Grace in Beirut During COVID-19 and Beyond
In this episode, Najla Kassab, ordained minister in the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon and president of the World Communion of Reformed Churches, speaks with Maria Cornou about the fear and sadness that COVID-19 brought to the Lebanon and the healing power of God's grace through worship and new ways of seeing injustice and being community for Christians in the Middle East.
Podcast | Audio | April 14, 2021
Munther Isaac on Worship and Church Life at Christmas Lutheran Church During COVID-19
In this episode, Palestinian Christian, professor, and pastor Munther Isaac shares with John Witvliet how the use of technology brought worship into homes and opened up new possibilities for services, Bible studies, and more during the during COVID-19 crisis for the worshiping community of Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem.
Podcast | Audio | April 12, 2021
Arbin Pokharel on Gospel Hospitality in Kathmandu, Nepal
In this episode, pastor and church planter Arbin Pokharel talks with Maria Cornou about the vibrancy of the body of Christ in Nepal--land of Hinduism, birthplace of Buddha, and a caste system society--as they draw from the well of grace and practice their Christian faith so everyone can flourish.
Podcast | Audio | April 07, 2021
Angelique Havenga and Marnus Havenga on Lament, Community, and Ubuntu in the Dutch Reformed Church of Stellenbosch, South Africa
In this episode, pastor-theologians Angelique and Marnus Havenga share with Maria Cornou about what they are learning about pastoring and serving the community as a whole in the Dutch Reformed Church, located in city-center of Stellenbosch, one of the most unequal towns in the country of South Africa.
Podcast | Audio | April 05, 2021
3 Songs of the Resurrection from Latin America / 3 Cantos Latinoamericanos de Resurrección
Carlos Colón demonstrates and talks about three songs for Easter, as part of the series "Songs from the hymnal / Cantos del himnario Santo, Santo, Santo / Holy, Holy, Holy.'"
Musical Composition | Video | March 31, 2021
Philip McKinley on the Kairos Moment in Ireland during COVID-19
In this episode, Philip McKinley, co-founder of Discovery Gospel Choir, an intercultural ensemble that reflects the new-found cultural and ethnic diversity in Ireland, shares with Maria Cornou how the pandemic created new opportunities for unity and blessing among the people of Ireland and beyond in unimagined ways.
Podcast | Audio | March 31, 2021
Yvette Lau on Worship Identity and Calling in Hong Kong During a Time of Pandemic
In this episode, Yvette Lau, worship leader and chief executive of Anabas Ministry for worship renewal based in Hong Kong, shares with Maria Cornou about leading worship and the wisdom and discerning spirit that is needed to shape worship and pastor God's people during these urgent times.
Podcast | Audio | March 29, 2021
Valdir Steuernagel and Marcell Silva Steuernagel on the Witness and Identity of the Lutheran church in South Brazil
In this episode, father and son Valdir Steuernagel and Marcell Silva Steuernagel share with Maria Cornou about the witness, embodiment, and community of the Lutheran church in south Brazil during the COVID-19 crisis. This conversation was recorded in the fall of 2020 as part of a global worship course Prof. Cornou taught at Calvin Theological Seminary.
Podcast | Audio | March 24, 2021
Judith Laoyan-Mosomos and Justin Chan on Multicultural Worshiping Communities in Singapore
Methodist School of Music aims to equip and edify worshipers and the church through music and the arts. Staff members Judith Laoyan-Mosomos and Justin Chan talk with Maria Cornou, an associate director at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, about their worshiping communities and practices and issues highlighted in COVID-19.
Podcast | Audio | March 22, 2021