This article provides resources to celebrate three Old Testament festivals, in their “Christianized” versions.
This article reflects on how the textual and musical substances in congregational singing become the building blocks for a life of faith.
This article offers resources to prepare for and celebrate Ascencion Day.
This article presents the whole Belgic Confession in a question-and-answer format.
This article is a short meditation on Psalm 137.
This article offers resources for the preparation of the celebration of the Lord's Supper.
On the first Sunday of October, increasing numbers of churches participate in World Communion Sunday. This is a time when Christians from all over the world celebrate what it means to belong to the holy catholic church. This article indicates that one way to remember the larger body of Christ is to offer prayers and songs that come to us from brothers and sisters around the world. Several examples are given.
When we worship with believers who come increasingly from every tribe and language and people and nation, we should expect that worship to reflect the gifts that come from those diverse cultures, places, and people. This article reflects on the reality of our worship as coming from all nations and peoples, how it will be united in heaven, and how we even today have a foretaste of that unity.
This article reflects on the nature of worship.
This article wants to encourage a more accurate understanding of the psychological development of adolescents, in order to help churches better serve and lead them.
Do praise choruses contribute to the expression of our worship of God? This article outlines the strengths and weaknesses of such choruses.
This article provides some questions from a worship coordinator and a response from a worship consultant.
This article draws attention to the fundamental shift taking place within most Western cultures: North America and Europe are now viewed as a mission field, This shift is requiring churches to make substantial adjustments in both their self-understanding and their ministries. The implications of this shift for the church—from having a church-shaped mission to being a mission-shaped church—is explored.
This article reviews The Church Music Handbook.
The singing of canticles has been a part of Christian worship for centuries. This article reflects on the "Canticles of Christmas" as a refreshing departure from as well as an excellent alternative to today's trendy musicals. The songs of Mary, Zechariah, the angels, and Simeon are reflected upon as rich songs of worship.
This article tells the story of an African American pastor who has had numerous opportunities to participate in the integration of local congregations and higher bodies of a predominantly white, ethnically based church. It tells the story of how to invite in people who are different from us.
This is a review of the book Introduction to Christian Worship.
Each congregation ought to reflect on how it celebrates communion. The way the elements are distributed should not be out of custom or superstition, but for sound theological and pastoral reasons. This article surveys some of the practices in the time of the Reformation.
A new style of worship has been spreading throughout all parts of the world in the last several decades. This worship approach is described by a variety of names, with "Praise and Worship" as the most prominent. This article explains what this style of worship is and how it may affect traditional worship.
Where does the Praise and Worship movement come from? This article reviews three influential books on the movement.