ARTICLES

Check out my chapter in this festschrift for Robert E. Webber:
 

“Merging Tradition and Innovation in the Life of the Church: Moving From Style to Encountering God in Worship” in The Conviction of Things Not Seen: Worship and Ministry in the 21st Century, ed. Todd E. Johnson; Brazos Press (a division of Baker Publishing Group), Grand Rapids, Michigan(2002)

Representative Articles:

“Return of the Folk: Shifting From Professional

Programs to Participatory Worship”

– Worship Leader(July/August, 2010)

​“Consider the Ramifications”

– Worship Leader (September, 2000)

“My House Shall Be Called a House of…Announcements”

– Church Music Workshop, Abingdon Publications (January-April, 2005)

“Beyond Blended Worship: Getting Back to Convergence Worship”

– Worship Arts (November/December, 2002)

“What Your House of Worship is Saying:
An Introduction to Sacred Space as a
Means of Grace”

– Worship Leader (July/August, 2000)

“Blended Worship”

– Reformed Worship (March, 2000)

Musical Compositions:

“Marching to Zion” is a delightful SATB anthem arrangement which treats the Isaac Watts text (with added refrain) to a “colonial fife and drum” setting. The piece climaxes with a wonderful part-by-part ending beginning with the basses, which builds as it gathers voices and instruments. Order from Celebrations Unlimited (Columbus, Ohio).

The Contemporary Psalter is a collection of ten psalm “antiphons” (short, repeated psalm phrases sung by the congregation intermittent with the reading of the psalm verses). These antiphons are very lyrical, beautiful, and simple—easy and meaningful for any congregation to be able to sing immediately. Each antiphon in The Contemporary Psalter comes “bulletin ready” including the antiphon and the text of the psalm. All you have to do is paste it directly into your worship bulletin or scan for video projection on a screen. Piano accompaniment is provided for all ten antiphons, and some have optional solo instrumentation to add a little color!

“As a worship service designer, I find that The Contemporary Psalter is a useful resource for various worship settings. The singable and easy to learn response melodies enrich the unison or responsive Psalm readings.”

 

EDNA GRENZ 

– Minister of Worship, First Baptist Church, Vancouver, BC Canada

Cost: $15.00 + $2.50 S&H

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