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October 23, 2017
Liturgy in the Bible/The Bible in the Liturgy
Contrary to what some people say, there is liturgy in the Bible. Moreover, the Bible...
July 20, 2017
Liturgy for transgender transitions?
There are liturgies that go with birth, coming of age, getting married, and dying....
October 06, 2016
“Liturgy shaming” for “liturgical abuse”
Many Catholics are indulging in "liturgy shaming" as a response to "liturgical abuse." That is, they...
October 20, 2015
How God preserves His church
We were on our own for several days in Copenhagen, so on Sunday we attended...
May 21, 2015
Liturgy as a key to church growth?
More on young adults rejecting the church growth approach to worship and craving liturgy. I...
August 25, 2014
Many Lutherans have pretty much abandoned the historic liturgy to embrace evangelical worship styles. And...
August 04, 2014
All Christians, including "non-liturgical" Christians, worship with a liturgy, in the sense of a predictable...
January 17, 2014
The Millennials’ longing for liturgy & sacraments
Congregations that want to attract the millennial generation are now being told to ditch their...
December 04, 2013
Charismatic sacrament, charismatic liturgy
Charismatic Christians consider "praise and worship songs" to be, in effect, sacramental, bringing worshippers into...
September 19, 2013
Baptists embracing the liturgy
A growing number of Baptists are turning to liturgical worship. So says the Associated Baptist...
September 16, 2013
An Explanation of the Divine Service
Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL, has in its pew racks a laminated explanation of...
June 24, 2013
A principle of the evangelical church growth movement is that worship should change to reflect...
March 18, 2013
Have an unglorious Passiontide
This is the week before Holy Week, a part of the church year known as...
May 23, 2012
Auden on modern liturgies
A letter from the late poet W. H. Auden to his pastor, on the occasion...
April 18, 2012
A new liturgy
The rumor has been going around that this new liturgy will be replacing Divine Service...
January 20, 2012
With the liturgy, “you never need words for joy”
Rev. Samuel Schuldheisz points us to the role of the liturgy--including the Psalms and the...
December 12, 2011
“And with your spirit”
The Roman Catholic Church has changed the liturgical response to the greeting, "The Lord be...
November 02, 2011
The revised Roman Catholic liturgy
When we lived in Wisconsin, my wife taught at a Catholic school, which occasionally would...
September 29, 2011
Anglican worship wars
One of my former students, Bart Gingerich, who sometimes comments on this blog, has gotten...
January 25, 2011
What an organist learned
Lynette Tedlund, a.k.a. the commenter on this blog known as "Booklover," wrote a piece for...
September 23, 2010
“In faith in You, and in fervent love toward one another”
We conclude our series on The Narrative Commentary to the Divine Service by John Pless...
September 22, 2010
Chef, cook, butler, host, and food
As we continue our survey of the Divine Service from John Pless's Narrative Commentary, we...
September 21, 2010
What the offering and the prayer mean
Next in our ongoing series from The Narrative Commentary on the Divine Service by John...
September 20, 2010
Confessing and Preaching
More from the Narrative Commentary on the Divine Service by John Pless, which some pastors...
September 17, 2010
The Collect & Bible readings
More from Narrative Commentary on the Divine Service by John Pless. Notice how we hear...
September 16, 2010
Introit, Kyrie, Gloria
More from the Narrative Commentary on the Divine Service by Prof. John Pless of Concordia...
September 15, 2010
“Amen” as the great word of worship
From Narrative Commentary to the Divine Service by John Pless: It is only through the...
September 14, 2010
Last Sunday our Pastor, Rev. James Douthwaite, did something he does once a year or...
April 14, 2010
Beauty & physics, liberal arts & liturgy
Catholic artist and educator David Clayton makes connections between science, aesthetics, classical education, and then,...
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