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Jane Rogers Vann on Trusting the Liturgy
Many worship leaders wear themselves out trying to make worship new, fresh, relevant and, above all, different than it was last year or even last week. Maybe they don’t need to change so much and so often.
Conversation | April 12, 2016
Cory Willson on Inhabiting the Liturgy
Maybe you feel like a bad Christian when you catch yourself thinking about work or weekday concerns during corporate worship. But doing so can help you worship more deeply and faithfully.
Conversation | March 21, 2016
How Ritual Training Overflows into Expressive Worship
Lay training in both formative and expressive liturgy helps Catholic adults and youth live out their identity in the universal priesthood of all faithful believers. Protestants can learn from this.
Feature Story | February 09, 2016
Aaron Niequist on Practicing the Unforced Rhythms of Grace
The Practice, a Sunday evening service at Willow Creek Community Church, is finding that weekly confession, communion and silence help Christians live faithfully in an interfaith world.
Conversation | November 16, 2015
Worship that Blesses the Whole Community with the Whole Gospel
Most Christians know that Jesus calls us to love God with all we have and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Canaan Community Church changed its worship to truly follow the Great Commandment.
Feature Story | August 06, 2015
Images and Themes in John Calvin's Theology of Liturgy
John Calvin wrote much about the value, purpose, and nature of Christian liturgy.
Article | November 19, 2014
Being a Liturgist
A list of qualities that a liturgist should strive for.
Article | September 17, 2014
Four-Fold Pattern of Worship
An explanation on four-fold worship and its place in history.
Article | September 17, 2014
Bible Study on Worship: Elements of worship
This Bible study with 12 lessons focuses on the key elements of Christian worship and is designed for use by a worship planning team/committee.
Reflection | June 30, 2014
Links in the Liturgy
Are all of the elements of the worship liturgy independent stand-alone items? If so, no effort is needed to tie them together. However, if they are all parts of a continuous worship journey, then flow from one to the next is critically important. What we think of as "transitions" are key. If they are done poorly the flow of the worship journey is broken. If done well they enhance the richness of the entire worship experience. In this sectional we'll explore how to link the liturgy into a smooth flowing journey.
Audio | March 04, 2014
Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works
How does the narrative arc of historic Christian worship uniquely tap into our nature as narrative animals?
Audio | February 28, 2014
Leading the Liturgy
The role and function of a worship leader should not be underestimated. The level of engagement for worshipers in a worship service often is influenced directly by the way in which a worship leader functions. The quality of the sermon, the significance of the music and the content of the liturgy needs to be matched by the engaging manner in which the worship leader serves.
Article | February 01, 2013
Baptizing the Nations: Mission, Culture, and Liturgy in the Gospel of Matthew
Research/writing project for 2003 Luce Seminar, “Prospects of Historic Liturgies in a Postmodern Age.” A work in progress.
Academic | May 15, 2012
Toward a Liturgical Aesthetic
An interdisciplinary Review of Aesthetic Theory
Article | March 10, 2011
Worship Words Too Important to Neglect
In Worship Words, Debra and Ron Rienstra show why and how to give more attention to your church's worship language.
Feature Story | September 30, 2008
An Invitation to 'The Liturgy of the Hours'
From the age of the Apostles, to the Early Church Fathers, to the Middle Ages, to the present, we are invited to join that great cloud of witnesses who have worshiped God around the clock from hour to hour, from one time-zone to the next, in ceaseless prayer and praise. This session explored how to incorporate the rhythm of what some call 'The Liturgy of the Hours' into busy contemporary life.
Audio | January 01, 2008