Author: Scott Aniol

Artistic Theologian 9 (2021): 1–4 Download PDF Scott Aniol, PhD, is associate professor of church music and worship and director of doctoral worship studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. What would it mean for our worship to be truly shaped …

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Lott, R. Allen. Brahms’s A German Requiem: Reconsidering Its Biblical, Historical, and Musical Contexts. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2020. 512 pp. Hardback, $117.28. Despite almost universal modern assessments of Johannes Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) as …

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Cruse, Jonathan Landry. What Happens When We Worship. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2020. 200 pp. $18.00. Every so often a book warrants the thought in my mind, “I wish I would have written this book.” Such is the case …

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What are we really doing when we gather for corporate worship each week? For some today, the main purpose for which we gather is evangelism; every service is designed to bring in seekers and move them toward conversion. For others, …

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Many churches recognize the importance of utilizing traditional hymns in corporate worship, and hymnals remain valuable sources of such historic Christian songs. However, in an internet age, some worship planners are unsure of how to effectively use a hymnal. Here …

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Advent is a wonderful time of year to both remember the prophecies regarding Christ’s first coming and anticipate his coming again. If all of the prophecies concerning his first coming were fulfilled with complete literalness, we can have confidence that …

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Revelation: God Making Himself Known to Us Silent Prayer and Meditation Prelude: “Now Thank We All Our God”         Cruger/Mendelssohn Christian Greeting       Leader: The Lord be with you. People: And also with you. A Psalm of Thanksgiving based on Psalm 136 …

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God, our God has blessed us. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. He chose us in Him before the foundation of …

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We thank you, O God for the manifold gifts you have given to us. And yet we confess to you that we have often taken for granted your grace and your goodness toward us. We have delighted in the gifts …

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The following prayer can be used responsively with the congregation, alternating between the prayer and the hymn stanzas below: We-Praise-Thee,-O-God,-Our-Redeemer,-Creator Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion, and to you shall vows be performed. Happy are those whom …

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