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Volume 4 of Artistic Theologian is now available!

I am pleased to announce that Volume 4 of Artistic Theologian is now available!

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The God We Worship: An Exploration of Liturgical Theology

Wolterstorff

The God We Worship: An Exploration of Liturgical Theology, by Nicholas Wolterstorff. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015. 180 pp. $20.00. Nicholas Wolterstorff endeavors to do something that has been almost unprecedented, that is, discovering what is understood but not stated about the God we worship by examining closely the liturgy of the Church. Throughout the course of The God We Worship:

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Practice for Heaven: Music for Worship That Looks Higher

Statom

Practice for Heaven: Music for Worship That Looks Higher, by Gabriel C. Statom. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2015. 148 pp. $19. A common phrase used among musicians is, “practice makes perfect.” As one practices for anything, the goal is to become better at doing something so that the final performance of the practiced actions may be the best possible.

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Gather God’s People: Understand, Plan, and Lead Worship in Your Local Church

Croft

“These practices are the central elements of worship: the preaching of God’s word, praying in accordance with God’s word, singing what coheres with God’s word, and seeing God’s word through the ordinances” (45). Brian Croft, Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, and Jason Adkins, Associate Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church, made this statement in Gather God’s People:

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By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture

Aniol

By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, by Scott Aniol. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2015. 211 pp. $17.99. “Corporate worship must contribute to the goal of making disciples so that they might worship God acceptably by leading people to draw near to communion with God through Christ by faith using appropriate cultural expressions” (179). Scott Aniol is

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Missional Worship, Worshipful Mission: Gathering as God’s People, Going Out in God’s Name

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Missional Worship, Worshipful Mission: Gathering as God’s People, Going Out in God’s Name, by Ruth A. Meyers. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2014. 242 pp. $21.74. Ruth A. Meyers earned an undergraduate degree in special education from Syracuse University, a Master of Divinity from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, and a Master of Arts and Ph. D. in liturgical studies

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From Whom No Secrets Are Hid: Introducing the Psalms

Brueggemann

From Whom No Secrets Are Hid: Introducing the Psalms, by Walter Brueggemann. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2014. 194 pp. $23.75. The Psalms have been a staple in corporate worship, Jewish and Christian, for thousands of years. However, do believers today understand the theological depth of these songs and how the ancient songwriters express emotions and situations that are

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God Dwells among Us: Expanding Eden to the Ends of the Earth

Beal

God Dwells among Us: Expanding Eden to the Ends of the Earth, by G. K. Beale and Mitchell Kim. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2014. 211 pp. $17.00. Gregory Beale is currently a professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, where he is the occupant of the J. Gresham Machen Chair of New Testament. Mitchell Kim

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Praying and Believing in Early Christianity: The Interplay between Christian Worship and Doctrine

Johnson

Praying and Believing in Early Christianity: The Interplay between Christian Worship and Doctrine, by Maxwell E. Johnson. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2013. 148 pp. $19.95. Prosper of Aquitaine once wrote that “the law of prayer should establish a law for belief” (2). This idea of prayer, or liturgy, informing and establishing belief is often stated by the shorthand expression lex

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Echoes of Eden: Reflections on Christianity, Literature, and the Arts

Barrs

Echoes of Eden: Reflections on Christianity, Literature, and the Arts, by Jerram Barrs. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013. 192 pp. $17.99. “The arts need no justification; they are good gifts of God, a basic part of the creation order. Our calling is simply to be thankful for these gifts of sub-creativity” (22). Jerram Barrs makes this bold statement at the end

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