Worship Archive

A Directory of Worship: The Beginning

May 8, 2015

The key thrust of a new preface must be the same as that of all the genuine Reformed directories and service books: we must worship as God directs in His Word.

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Media Ecology and Ministry

July 8, 2013

Office Hours talks with Rev. Dr. Gregory Edward Reynolds about media ecology and ministry.

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Our Profoundest Oxymoron

April 12, 2012

An exploration of the relationship between music and culture.

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A Study of Worship

August 19, 2011

We must remember that theology and worship are inseparably linked, therefore where there is no Reformed worship there can be no Reformed theology. 

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Zephaniah 3

November 16, 2010

What it means to rejoice as a Reformed Christian.

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Reformed Worship

September 22, 2010

Terry Johnson, pastor of Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Georgia, talks about Reformed worship.

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Singing Christ into Our Hearts

March 1, 2010

The best hymns of the historic Church, modeled on the Scriptures themselves (especially the Psalms) are rich with godly experience, but experience arising directly and explicitly in view of the mercies of God in his Son. 

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Calvin and the Worship of God

April 1, 2007

It is ironic that many Reformed people today are either not acquainted with or do not follow Calvin's view of worship.

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The Word Beyond the Sermon: Liturgy

January 15, 2006

How the Regulative Principle of Worship must inform Reformed Liturgies.

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Worship: Evangelical or Reformed?

April 1, 2002

There are substantive differences between evangelical and Reformed churches on worship.

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Psalms, Hymns, and Watts

January 13, 2001

There are parallels between the new hymnody of the present day and the state of church music in the late seventeenth century.

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

March 13, 2000

Should we determine what we sing in church simply on the basis of what is familiar to us, that is, what we like? Or are there biblical principles that must guide what we sing?

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Beyond Style Wars – Recovering the Substance of Worship

April 1, 1999

While there is freedom with respect to the circumstances of worship, we can no longer design worship according to our own specifications.

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The Importance of Preaching

January 1, 1992

Too often we have trouble placing such a high evaluation on preaching because it does not seem to correspond to our experience.  Many Christians today believe that they came to faith through the witness of family or friends or through a small group Bible study.  They may have heard relatively poor preaching and find it hard to attribute such importance to preaching in general or in their own spiritual development.

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The Triumph of Vulgarity

September 24, 1991

How Christians are to thoughtfully engage with pop culture.

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