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Worship Design Project

Chuck T. Lewis
The Worship Design Project (WDP) is a survey of music and worship ministries of the highest attended churches (top 500) in the Southern Baptist Convention in the United States conducted in the spring, summer, and fall of 2014. The WDP … Worship Design Project Read More »

“I Wanna Talk about Me”: Analyzing the Balance of Focus between God and Man in Congregational Songs of the American Evangelical Church

Nathan Burggraff
Artistic Theologian 9 (2021): 19–41 Download PDF Nathan Burggraff, PhD, is assistant professor of music theory and director of the music theory and piano departments at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Narratives in contemporary culture have become increasingly narcissistic. This is … “I Wanna Talk about Me”: Analyzing the Balance of Focus between God and Man in Congregational Songs of the American Evangelical Church Read More »

Worship on the Cart of Experience

Joseph R. Crider
Artistic Theologian 9 (2021): 5–18 Download PDF Joseph R. Crider, DA, is dean of the School of Church Music and Worship at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. This article is an excerpt from his forthcoming book, Scripture-Guided Worship: A Call to … Worship on the Cart of Experience Read More »

Scripture-Shaped Worship

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 … Scripture-Shaped Worship Read More »

New Forms of Old Measures: Nineteenth-Century New-Measures Revivalists’ Understanding of Their Methodologies

Laramie Minga
Artistic Theologian 9 (2021): 43–59 Download PDF Laramie Minga is pastor of worship and discipleship at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, LA, and a PhD student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The Second Great Awakening (1790–1840) began with a … New Forms of Old Measures: Nineteenth-Century New-Measures Revivalists’ Understanding of Their Methodologies Read More »

On the Decline of “Unmodified” Psalmody in the English Tradition: A Question of Hermeneutics and Ecclesiastical Mission

Mark A. Snoeberger
Artistic Theologian 9 (2021): 61–80 Download PDF Mark A. Snoeberger, PhD, is professor of systematic theology and apologetics at the Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary in Allen Park, MI. He first presented this paper on November 20, 2020, at the national … On the Decline of “Unmodified” Psalmody in the English Tradition: A Question of Hermeneutics and Ecclesiastical Mission Read More »

Gospel Renewal in Corporate Worship

Scott Aniol
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, … Gospel Renewal in Corporate Worship Read More »

Using Hymnals in Your Worship Planning

Scott Aniol
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 … Using Hymnals in Your Worship Planning Read More »

The Biblical Mandate to Sing

Scott Aniol
Why do we sing hymns in Christian worship? Is the singing of hymns optional? Is it something churches do simply because it is an enjoyable to affirm biblical truth that way? If a congregation or an individual doesn’t want to … The Biblical Mandate to Sing Read More »

Risk of Infection Is No Reason to Stop Singing

Scott Aniol
As churches begin to reopen after over a month of quarantine, leadership are wisely asking questions concerning what kinds of social distancing measures remain important as they take steps to regain some semblance of normalcy. One such question asks whether … Risk of Infection Is No Reason to Stop Singing Read More »
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