Articles Posted in the " Worship " Category

  • American Idol and Megachurches

    American Idol and Megachurches

    “Mega-churches across the country’s heartland have served as the training grounds for many of the Fox show’s contestants, with parishioners doing their part with prayers and text votes.”–Scott Collins, LA Times.



  • A Big Post-Conference Question

    A Big Post-Conference Question

    The Conference on Theology in Manila featuring Dr. Michael Horton enlightened many Filipino believers on what exactly are these Reformed “doctrines of grace,” and how these are different from evangelicalism’s doctrine of salvation.


  • God’s Grace for His Own Special Possession

    God’s Grace for His Own Special Possession

    Paul connects three of his major themes in his epistles: God’s grace in election, redemption and sanctification. We are his own chosen possession, redeemed and cleansed from all our sins and uncleannesses, and as elect and redeemed people, we are to live godly and righteous lives in this present age while waiting for our blessed hope in the age to come.



  • WWJ. . .

    WWJ. . .

    Who said this?: “Musical instruments in celebrating the praises of God would be no more suitable than the burning of incense, the lighting of lamps, and the restoration of the other shadows of the law.”


  • Online Psalter Hymnal

    Online Psalter Hymnal

    Are you tired of singing mindless repetitive ditties? Do you want to fill your minds and hearts with the beauty of the Psalms and other Scriptures? Learn how to sing the Psalter by singing along with the lyrics and tunes.


  • Calvin 500 Symposium in the Philippines

    Calvin 500 Symposium in the Philippines

    Presbyterian Theological Seminary is holding a symposium to commemorate the 500th Birthday Anniversary of John Calvin (1509-1564) on October 9-10, 2009. I have been invited to speak in one of the group sessions in the afternoon of the second day on the topic “Calvin and the Reformation of Worship.”


  • Calvin and Public Worship

    Calvin and Public Worship

    A couple of years ago on Reformation Day, October 31, 2007, I wrote an article about John Calvin’s treatise “On the Necessity of Reforming the Church,” in which I discussed his views on the public worship of God in the church. Here it is…



  • Reverence & Joy, Word & Sacraments in Worship

    Reverence & Joy, Word & Sacraments in Worship

    New Horizons magazine has a special issue on Worship in its June 2009 edition. Here’s an excerpt: “That the sacraments are sacred signs and seals of the covenant of grace and are the visible word of God tells us that they play a vital role as an element of worship. The central element of Reformed worship… is the reading, but especially the preaching, of the Word of God.”


  • Reformed Essentials Booklet

    Reformed Essentials Booklet

    While preparing for a book table at the recently-concluded Manila Conference on Theology, I thought it would be useful to introduce others to the Reformed faith through a booklet that has essays on Reformed basics.