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Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity: Ritual, Visual, and Theological DimensionsPublisher: Baker Publishing, 2012
This book examines five models for understanding baptism, showing how visual images, poetic language, architectural space, and symbolic actions signify and convey the theological meaning of this ritual practice.
Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry: Congregations, Their Buildings, and Creation CarePublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2012
In Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry, Mark Torgerson asserts that greening the built environment of a congregation is a powerful way to achieve and model a commitment to creation care.
Worship Beyond NationalismPublisher: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, 2012
The church in the United States faces a dilemma: How is it possible for Christ's followers to worship faithfully in a nationalistic environment where religion and politics enjoy a vigorous affiliation while the separation of church and state is celebrated as the standard for the relationship between nation and faith?
Worship Across the Racial DividePublisher: Oxford University Press, 2012
Many scholars and church leaders believe that music and worship style are essential in stimulating diversity in congregations. Gerardo Marti draws on interviews with more than 170 congregational leaders and parishioners, as well as his experiences participating in worship services in a wide variety of Protestant, multiracial Southern Californian churches, to present this insightful study of the role of music in creating congregational diversity.
By the Vision of Another World: Worship in American HistoryPublisher: Eerdmans, 2012
By the Vision of Another World by James D. Bratt [ed.] samples the rich variety of worship practices in American history to show how worship can be a fruitful subject for historians to study and, alternatively, how past case studies can enrich our understanding of worship today.
Sing to God with Joy: Songs from Psalms for All SeasonsPublisher: GIA Publications, 2012
CD of GIA-published recordings of songs also found in the brand new songbook Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.
Tasting Heaven on Earth: Worship in Sixth-Century ConstantinoplePublisher: Eerdmans, 2012
The Church at Worship is a series of documentary case studies of specific worshiping communities from around the world and throughout Christian history. Tasting Heaven on Earth provides vivid descriptions of Constantinople, its history, its people, and its worship practices, setting the stage for a rich selection of primary documents that present readers with a vibrant snapshot of Byzantine Christianity in the sixth century.
150 : Finding Your Story in the PsalmsPublisher: Faith Alive, 2011
Explore the psalms through the human experiences of joy, anger, pain, fear, and love as Kevin Adams tells the stories of real people crying out to God.
Cry Out to God! Songs from Psalms for All SeasonsPublisher: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, 2011
The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship is pleased to collaborate with Choral Scholars on this collection of songs from the brand new songbook Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship, now available on iTunes.
The Sounds of Our OfferingsPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2011
The Sounds of Our Offerings is good news about the music of the church. It recounts what has been learned from studying nine congregations where music promotes the full, active, conscious participation of the worshipers and where it has done so consistently and coherently for many years.
Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for WorshipPublisher: Faith Alive, 2011
This book is one of the most comprehensive resources on the Psalms for use in Christian worship. Psalms for All Seasons covers the history, reception, and practice of psalm use and contains all 150 psalms, most in multiple formats.
Best Seller Hymnal
Leading through the WaterPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2011
In Leading through the Water, Paul Galbreath demonstrates one way of linking baptismal practice to daily life as congregations provide an alternative witness to the cultural voices around us. At the same time, it expands the vision of baptism from a single occasion to a distinctive way of life within a community of faith and a primary metaphor for Christian discipleship.
Preaching and StewardshipPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2011
In Preaching and Stewardship, Craig Satterlee offers a nuts-and-bolts handbook on preaching stewardship, raising issues preachers need to consider when preparing stewardship sermons and offering advice on how to address them.
Jesus as HealerPublisher: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, 2011
Reflections on Jesus as healer though artwork and meditations.
Living WorshipPublisher: Baker Publishing, 2011
This DVD is a rich multimedia resource collection for students and leaders.
Grow In GracePublisher: Calvin College, 2011
Grow in Grace is a full length CD of songs from LOFT [Living Our Faith Together], Calvin College's Sunday evening worship service. Grow in Grace was recorded by Calvin College students.
At Your BaptismPublisher: Eerdmans, 2011
A children's book focusing on the sacrament of baptism.
Congregational Resource Best Seller
Resonant Witness: Conversations between Music and TheologyPublisher: Eerdmans, 2011
Resonant Witness gathers together a wide, harmonious chorus of voices from across the musical and theological spectrum to show that music and theology can each learn much from the other and that the majesty and power of both are profoundly amplified when they do.
Psalms UnpluggedPublisher: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, 2011
This CD features fresh and contemporary settings of the ancient biblical psalms combined with contemporary versions of 16th century tunes from the Genevan Psalter. It was produced by The Psalm Project with partial support by the Calvin Worship Institute.