December 13, 2017

Archives for August 2009

Liturgical Gangstas 14: The Hymnal

Welcome to IM’s popular feature, “The Liturgical Gangstas,” a panel discussion among different liturgical traditions represented in the Internet Monk audience. Who are the Gangstas? Father Ernesto Obregon is an Eastern Orthodox priest. Rev. Joe Boysel is an Anglican (AMiA) priest and professor of Bible at Ohio Christian University in Circleville, Ohio. (Ask him about […]

Noted: Interview with Soong-Chan Rah + Hayley Westenra + Misc.

Sojourners is running a two-part interview with Soong-Chan Rah, author of The Next Evangelicalism. If you missed it, some Covenant Presbyterian Church members have joined the conversation at the link about church architecture. Remember that you can subscribe to comments as a separate feed here at IM. I made 900 Facebook friends today. If you […]

The Evangelical Liturgy 3: The Leaders

Intro, 1, 2. If you are looking for a complete theology of the pastorate, sorry. I am going to talk about the relationship of leaders to the worship service itself, and a few related issues. The sermon is a separate subject. One point I am making is that ministers are not entirely preachers. Someone has […]

Michael Horton, Etc.: Resources on Reforming The Church and Its Worship

If you only read one book on worship, it should be Dr. Michael Horton’s “A Better Way.” I can’t find an audio presentation of that material, but Dr. Horton has a lot of good material on reforming worship in the local church. Reforming Worship Preaching Christ Reforming Church Music Reforming the Church Service Rethinking Baptism […]

The Evangelical Liturgy 2: The Toolbox

NOTE: Read the intro? The first post? You ought to do so. The “tools” for worship refers to the necessary books and literature giving distinctive evangelical content, flavor and boundaries to the worship service. One of the problems with evangelical worship is that the entire “toolbox” is often the pastor and/or worship leader! That should […]

The Evangelical Liturgy 1: The Worship Setting

RESOURCE: Excellent piece at CICW on designing worship space. NOTE: Someone asked where I got the liturgy bug as a Southern Baptist. Here is Highland Baptist Church, Louisville, where I was on staff for 3 years. From the Chancel. And exterior. New Covenant worship can take place any place and any time. There is no […]

A New Series: The Evangelical Liturgy: Introduction

I am beginning a series of brief (I hope) posts on the subject of “the evangelical liturgy.” In these posts, I am going to survey the basic elements of a traditional Protestant worship service in a traditional Protestant setting. I will offer abbreviated commentary on each of those elements, with a purpose of explaining and […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #152

This week: Church buildings pro and con. More Law/Gospel (Admit it. Some of you want to be a nun with a ruler.) Support the IM sponsors: New Reformation Press. New teaching available. Emmaus Retreat Center. A great place for your next group or individual retreat. E3 Sudan is church planting and training pastors in the […]

Another Story

Built in the 1920’s, the City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana is one of the most famous church ruins in America. Here is its story from a 1967 yearbook. It is scheduled to become a “Ruin Garden,” according to last information. There are amazing photos at Flickr by many different photographers. Search City Methodist Gary. […]

Riffs: 08:12:09: Architecture for the Glory of God

UPDATE: This has been a great conversation, but we’re starting to get some drive-by comments with little substance. Keep the tone and content to a high standard please. WATCH: This short video- 8 minutes- of the building of a Gothic worship center for Covenant Presbyterian (PCA) church in Nashville. Don’t comment without watching, please. Covenant […]