Revivals were hardly new in the nineteenth century… Earlier revivals generally had happened within the contexts of churches with established liturgical traditions. A revival might interrupt a liturgical pattern but generally did not displace it. In the nineteenth century, however, the pattern of revival worship became the basis of regular weekly worship in thousands of evangelical congregations across North America. To this day, thousands of North American Christians worship each week in what might be called a revivalist liturgical pattern.

(via Witvliet, Worship Seeking Understanding, ch. 8, “Theological Issues in the Frontier Worship Tradition in Nineteenth-Century America”, pp. 179-180.)

I am a pastor, a husband, a father, and a lover of Jesus. I am also an unpredictable blogger, who can go for several years without blogging a thing, and then inexplicably write a book. Perhaps this is one of those times.

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Worship Matters

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

  • RT @phillipmholmes: Conservatives, be honest: You wouldn't call high school students "stupid" or "misguided" if they were marching for a ca… 1 year ago
  • RT @drantbradley: When we had "prayer in schools" and strong, "intact families" we also had a lot of lynchings, racism, & cross-racial fema… 1 year ago

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 876 other followers