Author: Jarrod Richey

“The Hebrew people were not the first to worship, but they were the first to worship Yahweh,” writes William L. Hooper in his book Congregational Song in the Worship of the Church (x). Hooper is the former dean of the …

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Leithart, Peter J. Theopolitan Liturgy. West Monroe, LA: Theopolis Books, 2019. 146 pp. $11.95. In a time when the distractions and depravities of secular culture are bombarding the liturgical life of the Christian church, an intentional shift toward a biblical theology …

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Cherry, Constance M. Worship Like Jesus: A Guide for Every Follower. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2019. 129 pp. $17.99. Attempting to navigate the endless array of available books on worship can be overwhelming, especially to new believers. Discovering authors and publications …

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Bond, Douglas. God Sings! (And Ways We Think He Ought To). Scriptorium Press, 2019. 270 pp. $14.99. Amid the prevalence of an entertainment ethos of worship in the “postmodern, post-Christian, and post-biblical culture,” true worshipers cannot but welcome a biblically …

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Bevins, Winfield. Ever Ancient, Ever New: The Allure of Liturgy for a New Generation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019. 219 pp. $16.99. Winfield Bevins, an experienced church planter, recognized speaker, compassionate pastor, and the director of church planting at Asbury Seminary …

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Okholm, Dennis. Learning Theology through the Church’s Worship: An Introduction to Christian Belief. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2018. 242 pp. $14.84. Students of theology may attest to the difficulties inherent in learning theology through a firehose during the course of …

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Covington, David A. A Redemptive Theology of Art: Restoring Godly Aesthetics to Doctrine and Culture. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Academic, 2018. 316 pp. $24.99. Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder but is instead in “the eye of the …

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Jensen, Robin M. Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity: Ritual, Visual, and Theological Dimensions. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012. 256 pp. $28.00. “Baptism is not only a bath. . . . Baptism is also the restoration of the lost paradise” (212). …

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Until the late sixteenth century, the idea of a liturgical year did not exist, in terms of each of the celebrated feasts and festivals as a unified whole; therefore, tracing the history of the origin of the various celebratory events …

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Conversations regarding arts programs in Protestant churches can be challenging if the participants are unsure how to assimilate successful, God-honoring instruction that incorporates the arts. David Taylor approaches this issue, with the inclusion of other authors, and broadly covers discussion …

For the Beauty of the Church: Casting a Vision for the Arts | W. David O. Taylor Read More »

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