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All articles & reviews tagged with worship

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October 1995
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

The custom and culture of praise

Contemporary evangelicalism is an infant phenomenon. It comes out of the charismatic renewal of the late sixties. It is scenic, proselytising, and in earnest. It believes the professing church’s ailment to be mild, basically caused by a number of bad attitudes. So it prescribes modest remedies -discovering positive feelings towards oneself, others and God.…

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August 1995
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

You call that worship?

What is new or unexpected in the order of worship is distracting. Good changes should be made, if necessary, and then stick with them. Of course, worship should include different hymns, different prayers, and a different sermon each week; but the sequence of elements should be relatively constant. When the order of worship changes…

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February 1995
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

User-friendly churches

The experts are touting the concept of the 'user-friendly church'. Borrowing a term from the high-tech industries, church specialists are advocating a new approach to church ministry. Church growth can be accelerated, they say, if pastors and church leaders will concentrate their energies on making the church as non-threatening as possible for the unchurched.…

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