readings

Cherry, Constance M. The Worship Architect: A Blueprint for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Faithful Services. Grand Rapids: Baker (2010):

                                    3-18 [ch.1: Establishing the Foundation]

                                    221-242 [ch.13: Principles of Worship Style: Expressing Your Corporate Identity[ click here for pdf ]

                                    243-257 [ch.14: A More Excellent Way: Exploring Convergence] [ click here for pdf ]

Dawn, Marva. A Royal “Waste” of Time: The Splendour of Worshiping God and Being Church for the World. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans (1999): 58-69 [ch. 5: Worship for Postmodern Times]  [ click here for pdf ]

Dawn, Marva. A Royal “Waste” of Time: The Splendour of Worshiping God and Being Church for the World. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans (1999): 120-134 [ch. 9: Don’t Let the People Cop Out of Witnessing [ click here for pdf ]

Dawn, Marva. A Royal “Waste” of Time: The Splendour of Worshiping God and Being Church for the World. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans (1999): 333-344 [ch. 29: Worship to Form a Missional Community[ click here for pdf ]

Dyrness, William. “Transformation and the Visual Arts: A (Protestant) Methodological Inquiry Into Imagery and Worship.” In Worship That Changes Lives, edited by Alexis D. Abernathy, 101-114. Grand Rapids: Baker (2008)  [ click here for pdf ]

Jensen, R. M. (2001). The Arts in Protestant Worship. Theology Today, 58(3), 359-368. [ click here for pdf ]

Kieckhefer, Richard. Theology in Stone. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2004): 3-61 [Introduction and ch. 1: The First Factor: Spatial Dynamics[ click here for intro ] [ click here for ch.1 ]

Kilde, Jeanne Halgren. Sacred Power, Sacred Space. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2008): 3-12 [ch. 1: A Method for Thinking About Power Dynamics in Christian Space [ click here for pdf ]

Morgenthaler, Sally. Worship Evangelism. Grand Rapids:  Zondervan (1995): 77-95 [ch.4: Worship Evangelism: The Reasons[ click here for pdf ]

Morgenthaler, Sally. Worship Evangelism. Grand Rapids:  Zondervan (1995): 96-126 [ch.5: Worship Evangelism: The Essentials]  [ click here for pdf ]

Pierson, Mark. The Art of Curating Worship. Minneapolis: Sparkhouse Press (2010)

Schultze, Quentin. High-Tech Worship. Grand Rapids: Baker (2004)

Smith, James K. A. Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation. Grand Rapids: Baker (2009):    17-28 [introduction: Beyond “Perspectives”: Faith and Learning Take Practice]

                  63-73 [From Worldviews to Social Imaginaries]

                  80-88 [Thick and Thin Practices: Ritual Forces of Cultural Formation[click here for pdf]

Sweet, Leonard. “A New Reformation: Re-Creating Worship for a Postmodern World.” In Experience God in Worship, edited by Michael D. Warden, 171-191. Loveland: Group (2000) [ click here for pdf ]

Temple, Richard. Icons and the Mystical Origins of Christianity. Element Books (1991): 135-143 [ch.15: Two Worlds: Inner and Outer[ click here for pdf ]

Webber, Robert E. Ancient-Future Time: Forming Spirituality Through the Christian Year. Grand Rapids: Baker (2004): 19-34 [ch.1: Ordering Your Spiritual Life[ click here for pdf ]

Webber, Robert E. Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God’s Narrative. Grand Rapids: Baker (2008): 67-86 [ch.4: How the Fullness of God’s Story Became Lost] [ click here for pdf ]

Webber, Robert E. “Eucharist Spirituality.” In Authentic Worship, edited by Herbert W. Bateman IV, 247-268. Grand Rapids: Kregel (2002)  [ click here for pdf ]

White, Susan J. The Spirit of Worship: The Liturgical Tradition. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books (1999): 76-99 [ch.4: Locating Ourselves in Time and Space [ click here for pdf ]

Witvliet, John D. Worship Seeking Understanding: Windows Into Christian Practice. Grand Rapids: Baker (2003): 91-123 [ch.4: Theological Models for the Relationship Between Liturgy and Culture[ click here for pdf ]

Witvliet, John. “Beyond Style.” In The Conviction of Things Not Seen, edited by Todd Johnson, 67-81. Grand Rapids: Brazos (2002) [ click here for pdf ]

5 thoughts on “readings

  1. Check this out, guys – I’m posting an article on OT worship vocabulary (from v1 of Robert Webber’s extensive set of edited volumes on worship – full set in our library). The font’s a bit early-90’s, but the content is solid.

  2. So the first things to do during this week is to collect a few songs to share in class next week which express the 4 themes we’ve been focusing on (1 or 2 per theme max, or perhaps some songs will express more than 1 of the themes)
    And the second thing is to listen to as many songs as you can at the YouTube link on this page (“top 20 P+W songs of 2016”), noting what the mix is like of the 4 themes

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