Appearing in God's Presence: Liturgy and the Worship Service I

This article discusses various matters pertaining to the worship service. It explains that such a service falls within God's covenant and is a celebration of it. It goes into some detail on what the liturgy is, as well as the origins of the Reformed liturgy. Finally, it describes the so-called liturgical movement, a phenomenon in the 1800s.

Liturgy and the Preaching Roster

Should the church follow the liturgical year in her structuring of liturgy? This article shows that following the liturgical year is not the way to go. Instead, church liturgy can be arranged in such a way that Christian feasts can be accommodated through thematization. This method of following preaching themes can be adopted for catechism classes also. The author discusses the advantages and disadvantages of this.

The Dialogical Principle of Worship (1)

This article builds upon a previous article entitled The Covenantal Assembly. At the heart of reformed worship is the covenant. The covenant implies a relationship in which God declares Himself to be the God of His people and that His people are His own. Because of this covenant, God speaks to His people and His people respond. This is what forms the dialogue nature of worship service which is made possible by God through Christ.