Resources for Liturgical Worship (1): Prayers Part 1

For many evangelicals, liturgy is one of those Roman Catholic leftovers in a few liberal churches, while "led by the Spirit" is their pride. "Liturgy" is not a Roman Catholic invention. From the Old Testament to the … [Read more...]

Are Our Songs Fit for Church?

Since there is so much discussion about worship and worship music, I thought that the following principles and guidelines for selecting music for the church would be very helpful. It was written by our federation of … [Read more...]

Reverence & Joy, Word & Sacraments in Worship

New Horizons magazine of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church has a special issue on Worship in its June 2009 edition. Here are some of the articles: Reverence or Joy in Worship? by Larry E. Wilson The Beginning … [Read more...]

Reformed Worship Part 3: Worship Must Be Historical

For a printer-friendly version (PDF) of this article, click here. Reformed Worship Series: Introduction • Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 • Part 4 In June 2007, tens of thousands of people all over the United States lined up … [Read more...]

Reformed Worship Part 2: Worship Must Be Biblical

For a printer-friendly version of this post, click here. Reformed Worship Series: Introduction • Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 • Part 4 "I thought that as long as we're sincere in our worship, God must be pleased. I … [Read more...]

Reformed Worship Part 1: The Church and Its Business

For a printer-friendly version (PDF) of this article, click here. Reformed Worship Series: Introduction • Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 • Part 4 For the past two years, I've taught Reformed Worship here in the Philippines. … [Read more...]

Reformed Worship Introduction: ‘On the Necessity of Reforming the Church,’ Today!”

For a printer-friendly PDF copy, click here. Reformed Worship Series: Introduction • Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 • Part 4 In 1543, the great French and Genevan Reformer John Calvin wrote a treatise addressed to … [Read more...]

“‘On the Necessity of Reforming the Church,’ Today!”

Psalm 82 in the Genevan Psalter

For a printer-friendly PDF copy, click here. Reformed Worship Series: Introduction • Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 • Part 4 In 1543, the great French and Genevan Reformer John Calvin wrote a treatise addressed to … [Read more...]

Why is Our Worship so Serious?

Tagaytay Retreat Worship Service

© 2004, 2008 by Daniel R. Hyde. Originally published as "Why is Reformed Worship so Serious?" in The Journal of the Church Music National Conference (Winter 2004): 3–6. Here in San Diego county we have a weekly magazine … [Read more...]