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Vital Worship in Congregations, Schools, and other Worshipping Communities
2019 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Workshop
Audio | May 01, 2019
Glorious Things of Me Are Spoken: The Vice of Vainglory
“Vainglory” is an ancient name for showing off our goodness. Vainglory names the temptation to display our goodness in ways that undercut both it and the glory due to God for it.
Article | August 11, 2016
El culto como práctica formativa
Uno de los movimientos más importantes en los campos de Estudios Litúrgicos y Educación Cristiana en los últimos 30 años ha sido un renovado énfasis en cómo las prácticas cristianas modelan la espiritualidad de la congregación y de sus miembros.
Audio | April 28, 2016
Work, Worship, and Mission: Overlooked First Steps of Missional Ministry
There is a lot of talk about missional communities in North American churches today. These important conversations are helpful as we think about the church’s witness to society.
Audio | April 21, 2016
Bad Worship in the Bible
What does the Bible have to say about bad worship? And how might we strive to learn from what it says and adjust our own worship practices accordingly?
Audio | April 21, 2016
Rediscovering Biblical Lament and Christian Hope in a Congregational Context
How can congregations reclaim the biblical practice of bringing both grief and anger before the Lord in prayer and worship? How can these practices ultimately be an expression of Christian hope in God’s promises?
Audio | April 21, 2016
What I Learned about Teaching Worship from a Chemistry Professor
"What’s a POGIL?” I asked, half-seriously, half-laughingly. My wife, Sheila, a chemistry instructor in a university was attending a conference for chemistry educators about a pedagogy growing in popularity in science classrooms around the United States. She explained that POGIL is a method for teaching both class content and important skills such as critical thinking and teamwork without using a lecture format.
Article | March 30, 2016
Faith Formation, Cradle to Grave
Churches have a variety of faith forming activities. It can be difficult to see how they fit together to form the faith of young and older members of the congregation. Worship is one of the few activities that many churches do with all ages.
Audio | March 14, 2016
The Promise and Peril of Preaching for Revival: Lessons from George Whitefield's Life and Ministry
Seasons of renewal are God's gift to the church. They are also occasions for controversy and division. Together we reflect on one of history's greatest revival preachers to understand not only how revivals come but what follows in their aftermath.
Audio | March 03, 2016
Church History as an Indispensable Source of Wisdom for Contemporary Ministry
a plenary address at the Calvin Symposium on Worship
Video | March 19, 2015
Water, Wheat, and Honey: A Recipe for Abundant Life
In this workshop we join the surprising journey of a group of emerging adults who volunteered to help fourth graders bake bread for their first Communion.
Audio | February 23, 2015
Catherine Gunsalus González on Ancient Resources for Today’s Worship
As in the second century, people come to churches today not knowing much about Christianity. Discoveries about early church worship can help Protestants and Catholics disciple newcomers.
Conversation | November 26, 2014
The Blessing and Bane of the North American Evangelical Megachurch
The music of the megachurch is both a bane and a blessing. The key task is discerning which of its dimensions fall in each category.
Article | November 20, 2014
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
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
Symposium 2012 - Plenary Address: Performing a Counter World: the Alternative Reality Offered by the Psalms for the Worlds We Inhabit
Performing a Counter World: the Alternative Reality Offered by the Psalms for the Worlds We Inhabit is a plenary address presented by Walter Brueggemann at the 2012 Calvin Symposium on Worship.
Audio | September 18, 2014
Six Tips on Teaching Worship in Seminaries
Two seminaries seek the sweet spot among worship classes and chapel services. They aim to produce ministers ready to lead worshipers in full, conscious, active participation.
Feature Story | August 29, 2014
Jeremy Zeyl on Singing the Heidelberg Catechism
Jeremy Zeyl is an award-winning singer-songwriter and the director of worship at Talbot Street Christian Reformed Church in London, Ontario.
Conversation | July 21, 2014
Bible Study on Worship: Themes to explore
This Bible study with 12 lessons focuses on key themes in understanding Christian worship and is designed for use by a worship planning team/committee.
Reflection | June 30, 2014