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What is Reformed Worship?

We may answer that question in two ways. A prescriptive answer offers essential connections between Reformed theology and Reformed worship. A descriptive answer assumes that Reformed worship is worship by Reformed people.

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The Rise of Worship Schools

During the last few decades the Worship Pastor or Director of Worship or Worship Leader has become a very important position within the ministry team of a local congregation. In response, a number of worship schools have popped up around the nation...

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Celebrating Disorganization

For what seemed to be a brief while (to me) there was a bit of a trend in the Church to abhor "planning" as a way of "stifling the Spirit." But has this short little trend been replaced with too much "order", "planning", and "professionalism"?

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Time-Regulated Worship

While few of us spend much time in the Old Testament book of Leviticus, when we do we discover an exciting truth: our God loves to party.

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Why We Worship in Song

Why do we sing praises to God? Until recently it had never occurred to me to ask this question. God is worthy of more than just your regular, everyday voice.  Honoring God demands more than that.

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Introducing the New Worship Guide

Greetings! I’m happy to introduce myself as the new Network Guide for the Worship blog. I’m excited to share thoughts and insights, hear your input and, I hope, ignite some discussion on lots of different topics.

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On Funerals, Comfort and the Gospel

Funerals, like weddings, are family matters. So says, the church order. But it is never so simple. Families are part of communities. We come together, usually in church, to remember a person and comfort each other in the light of the good news of Christ... 

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A Good Place to End

I'd like to give you a final post as my part of being the Worship Guide for the Network. The Network has been a place for me to go, to be inspired, and to question thoughts and attitudes regarding worship and other ministries of God's Kingdom. 

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When All Else Fails

As worship leaders and volunteers, rehearsal is important. Yet, there's one crucial part of the preparation for worship: taking the time to center down and have God prepare our hearts for worship.

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Sermon-Centricity on Sunday

Little attention has been given to the role of the sermon. Yet, according to a recent survey, the sermon is the focal point of the Sunday service. Here’s the backstory to that research.

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God, He's Huge!

Why does it feel like a good thing to be reminded how big God is and how small I am? Well, I’ll tell you why it feels like a blessing to me, and I’d love to hear why it does — or doesn’t — to you.

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