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Nevin on Calvin, Mystery, and Contentment in Sacramental Understanding

As quoted at the end of J.W. Nevin’s The Mystical Presence, pp. 314: “They are preposterous,” says Calvin, “who allow in this matter nothing more, than they have been able to reach with the measure of their understanding. When they

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Faithful then, Faithful now

“In fact, one criterion to apply to worship in any congregation, regardless of the liturgical style it embraces, is that of historical remembrance and proclamation: Does worship proclaim the whole sweep of divine activity past, present, and future? Does worship

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Worship: Thermostat or Thermometer?

I have the good fortune of being the proud son of an HVAC engineer. Though I am not in a field of engineering, nor do I have the skills necessary to be an engineer, I did learn (at a young

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Some First Thoughts on Context and Covenant Faithfulness

“Under the Davidic covenant, the nations were particularly encouraged to join in Israel’s homage to God. They were encouraged to sing along.” via From Silence to Song: The Davidic Liturgical Revolution (Peter Leithart) This statement has pretty strong implications for how

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Worship as Language: Where do we go from here?

This little mini-series of worship (and music) as language is coming to an end; for a recap of all the posts, they are linked here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. In order to conclude our discussion, we

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