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Virtual Book Event: Sermons that Sing
How can the art of music inform the practice of preaching? In what ways might preachers profitably draw upon musical instincts as they seek to spiritually form worshipers through the ministry of preaching? Join us as we reflect on these questions in celebration of Noel Snyder’s new book, "Sermons that Sing."
Book Excerpt | October 25, 2021
The Theology behind Early Christian Worship
A discussion of the relationship between worship and theology in the early church, and what this means for us today.
Video | November 03, 2020
Forming New Worshiping Communities: Church Planting in the 21st Century
Worship can change lives when people--whether unchurched or eager for fresh expressions of worship and life together--understand what they are doing and why.
Video | October 29, 2020
Vertical Habits: Helping Congregations Rediscover the Striking Beauty of Conversation with God
Good relationships are built on healthy practices; the same is true for our relationship with God.
Audio | May 03, 2018
Worshiping in Spirit and in Truth
Join with Marianne Meye Thompson in this plenary on worshiping in spirit and in truth.
Video | April 27, 2018
The Future of Latino Protestants in America
Latino Protestantism is growing in the United States due to a combination of immigration, birth rates, and conversion. This expanding stream of American Christianity will foster shifts in the liturgy and worship of churches in unexpected ways.
Audio | April 10, 2018
Mental Health and the Practice of Christian Public Worship: An Exploratory Conversation
Sessions related to mental health are not a common feature of many conferences on worship. Yet mental-health-related concerns affect as many as one in five people at any given time, with one of every twenty-five people living with serious mental health challenges. More than four in ten people in the United States experiences a psychological disorder in their lifetime. What we say or fail to say about these challenges in worship settings can be profoundly formative for how Christian communities respond to these challenges
Audio | February 13, 2018
The Geography of Worship
An annotated research guide from the field of geography, exploring the relevance of place, space, and human/environment interactions for the study of worship practices.
Resource Guide | December 05, 2017
Reflections from a Charlottesville Church . . .
Isaac Wardell, Director of Worship Arts at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, shares reflections from his experience shepherding their Charlottesville congregation in Sunday worship through the trauma of hatred, bigotry, and violence that took place in their small town less than one day before they gathered for worship.
Reflection | August 28, 2017
Public Worship as Sign and Means of New Creation
N. T. Wright gives his plenary address at Worship Symposium 2017.
Audio | Video | February 15, 2017
What Makes Christian Worship Trinitarian?
The doctrine of the Trinity is old, deep, and mysterious. How should Christian trinitarianism manifest itself in worship—that is, beyond simple repetition of the trinitarian formula?
Audio | February 14, 2017
Rediscovering the Beauty of Rest
Resources in the Bahasa Indo language from the Malang Choral Festival II held in Indonesia.
Resource Guide | October 27, 2016
Worship as Spiritual Formation
The privilege of Christian worship is the invitation to the community by our holy God to encounter the love of that living God and to be transformed by it and to nurture the transformation of one another.
Video | May 04, 2016
Worship in Times of Tension
We’ve all been there or will be—planning worship when things just aren’t the way they are supposed to be. Tension and even conflict will happen in every church at some point.
Video | April 25, 2016
Worship and Public Engagement
That corporate worship must equip us for serving God’s purposes in the world, certainly means that we must attend to the social-political-economic dimensions of our lives as citizens. How do we structure our congregational patterns with this in mind without making our worship “too political”?
Video | April 25, 2016
New Heavens and New Earth
This final worship service is based on the text of Isaiah 65, where we look toward the new heavens and new earth. By celebrating communion together in this service, we anticipate this glorious day.
Worship Service | Video | April 18, 2016
God of Justice, Love, and Mercy
A vesper service led by singers, band, organ, and strings, the Fuller Seminary Chapel worship leaders utilize traditional and original resources to guide worshipers through a prayerful liturgy of confession and forgiveness.
Worship Service | Video | April 08, 2016
Worship and Citizenship in an Age of Divisive Politics
One of our callings as Christians is to live as resourceful and redemptive citizens of the countries in which we live—a vexing challenge in an age of political division in so many countries around the world represented at the Symposium.
Video | April 04, 2016
Raymond Wise's Advice for Aspiring Church Musicians
Raymond Wise encourages young, aspiring church musicians to remember the four Ds: Discover, Develop, Display, and Draw.
Video | November 07, 2014