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Letters to Growing Pastors: Reflections on Ministry for Coffee-Cup Conversation (published 2018)Publisher: Wipf and Stock
All those who enter the pastoral ministry desire to succeed. Yet they all find, surprisingly, that a number of key issues come up for consideration. Most pastors find that most of these issues appear during the first ten years of pastoring. During those years the pattern is determined, which will point to the success or to the development of habits that will reduce effectiveness and produce stumbling.
Publication | February 14, 2018
하나님의 식탁/At God's Table (published 2018)Publisher: Calvin College Press
At God's Table is a Korean-English children's book that explores the richly symbolic practice of the Lord's Supper in Christian worshiping communities.
Publication | February 05, 2018
Race, Class, and the Kingdom of God (published 2017)Publisher: Abingdon Press
This video-based study series is designed to provide you with the tools to do something about the divisions you experience in your worshiping community.
Publication | December 05, 2017
Leaning on the Word: Worship with Argentine Baptists in the Mid-Twentieth Century (published 2017)Publisher: Eerdmans
In this latest volume in the Church at Worship series, Lester Ruth and Eric L. Mathis draw from a rich selection of primary sources to immerse readers in the worship life of Conservative Baptists in northwest Argentina from 1948 to 1964.
Publication | November 14, 2017
Caring Worship: Helping Worship Leaders Provide Pastoral Care through the Liturgy (published 2017)Publisher: Wipf and Stock
This book takes a new and fresh look at the worship liturgy.
Publication | November 06, 2017
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
Silence, Beauty, and the Shape of Christian Discipleship
A video conversation and discussion guide to help shape Christian responses to questions of love and suffering, silence and beauty, as explored in the Martin Scorsese movie ‘Silence’ based on Shusaku Endo's novel.
Article | Video | November 28, 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
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
Strengthening Congregational Life
This presentation set up a series of workshops that focused on 'Strengthening Congregational Life Through Liberal Arts-style Learning.'
Video | July 18, 2016
Preparing to Remember the Reformation
In 2017, churches around the world, both Protestant and Catholic, will mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. How we mark this milestone will say as much about us, and our own sense of identity, as it does about the events of five centuries ago.
Video | March 22, 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
The Church Behind Bars
This session explores the growth of the church behind bars in several Michigan prisons and in Angola Prison in Louisiana.
Audio | March 04, 2016