Simon Chan on Worship…

Simon Chan, one of my favorite theologians, writes: “Because worship is the defining practice of the church, it “provides the primary source for the nourishment of the Christian spiritual life.” Over time worship will have a deep and abiding effect on the...

Planning Lent w/ Logos Bible Software…

Lent starts tomorrow. For most of my life, Lent hasn’t been a tradition that I participate in and I’ve gone back and forth as to whether or not Evangelicals should participate. I’ve come to the conclusion that participating in Lent can be a really...

What should characterize a Christian worship gathering?

Several months ago we spent time working through 1 Corinthians 12-14. Within this “Early Church Worship Guide,” we clearly find the apostle Paul writing, “So, my brothers, earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. But all things should be...

3 Guiding Principles for Planning Your Worship Liturgy

Bob Kauflin has some good advice for those who are stuck in-between the complex arguments of those who embrace the regulative principle and those who do not. In his widely read and well respected book, Worship Matters, Kauflin offers three guiding principles for...

The Liturgy of Christ Church

[vimeo 40060590 w=400 h=300] Saw this video at Canon Wired. I’ve found liturgy especially fascinating ever since I read through Simon Chan’s Liturgical Theology. I am especially interested in the tension between the spontaneity of the Charismatic Movement...