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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

biblical worship through music - my first book!

My doctoral dissertation is now up and running, self-published for now through Lulu.com (an awesome site and resource!).

Click the picture or link HERE to see a preview, read more, and even order your own copy!

Here's the description from the back:

Seeking a faithful solution to conflict over musical worship, the pastor/musician author begins with biblical principles for worship, examines historical and contemporary models for worship, and evaluates worship practices in one presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), to propose guiding principles and specific applications for the use of music in worship. The project shows biblical worship to be described by a number of characteristics and grounded in God's Word, presence, and community. After exploring these principles biblically, historically, and culturally, the outcome of the project is a significant collection of music-related worship resources for use in the local chuch and for equipping in broader teaching contexts.

For those who are interested, there is significant interaction with Luther and Calvin, as well as with contemporary authors, Robert Webber, Marva Dawn, and John Frame. I will soon have some PDF sections up, including the field research in the Presbytery of Charlotte over worship philosophy and practice among our churches.

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