The Climax of the Worship Service

This article considers the conclusion to the covenantal worship service: the closing song and the benediction. It also discusses the place of the accompanist in the service, as well as the announcements, and finishes off with addressing the question whether there should be more participation of the members in the service.

Covenant of Grace: Chapter 5 – The Covenant of Grace and Public Worship

This article discusses how the doctrine of the covenant of grace impacts worship. It explains that God is with his people in a special way when they are gathered in public worship. Then it outlines the various elements of a Reformed worship service, as well as its structure. The article concludes with questions for reflection and discussion.

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.

The Church and the World

What is the relationship between the church and world in worship? Should the church's worship resemble what we find in the world? Should the worship service be user-friendly and seeker sensitive? This article engages with the topic, giving special attention to the identities of the church and world, the difference between holiness and worldliness, and how the church must be antithetical to the world.