Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue: Principles for Renewing Language in Worship

This workshop offered tools and ideas for creating rich, balanced language in worship. Participants explored principles for and discuss examples of welcoming traditional language gracefully; composing or improvising elements in fresh language; using songs and prayers to worship with the global church; and finding a place for lament. The session was based on the book Worship Words.

This workshop offered tools and ideas for creating rich, balanced language in worship. Participants explored principles for and discuss examples of welcoming traditional language gracefully; composing or improvising elements in fresh language; using songs and prayers to worship with the global church; and finding a place for lament. The session was based on the (then-forthcoming) book Worship Words, co-authored by Ron and Debra Rienstra.

Presented at the 2008 Calvin Symposium on Worship.

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