Why Does Your Church Have Confession, Absolution, and Communion?

Aren't these Roman Catholic stuff? For evangelicals, these three words conjure up a nightmare of a confessional, adoration of the host, and other forms of Roman Catholic sacerdotalism. James asked me about these … [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...]

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...]