Worship Across the Racial Divide: An Interview with Gerardo Marti

Gerardo Marti, associate professor of Sociology at Davidson College, says, “In the 1990s, every institution in society was diversifying faster than the local church.”...

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A Practical Guide for Nazarene Worship Leaders

What is worship? What makes worship “Christian”? What should we do in worship, and why? “Worship” is not a uniquely Christian concept; it is a feature of virtually every religious tradition. So is all worship created equal?

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The Worship Style of Phineas Bresee

Phineas Bresee was a pastor almost continuously from age 19 to 71. The only exceptions were three years when he was a Methodist presiding elder (district superintendent)...

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Wesleyan Worship and the Story of God's Grace: An Interview with Paul M. Bassett

Historian Paul M. Bassett says his father, a Nazarene minister, shaped his early perspective of worship. “He had a deep reverence for the work of God in salvation, as well as the gifts of baptism and Communion...

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Considering Congregation Worship: A Panel Discussion Moderated by Dan Copp, Global Clergy Development

In mid-2012, the Center of Worship Arts at Trevecca Nazarene University (TNU) hosted a worship summit attended by a small gathering of pastors, worship leaders, educators, and church leaders from around the country...

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Making Giving Worshipful: A Panel Discussion

In the scope of a Sunday morning worship experience, the act of giving is a relatively small segment. Ushers are called, musicians play, and the offering plate passes in just a few seconds. Shave a few centuries off the experience, and the offering...

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ARTICLE: Worship Across the Racial Divide


ARTICLE: A Practical Guide for Nazarene Worship Leaders


ARTICLE: The Worship Style of Phineas Bresee


ARTICLE: Wesleyan Worship and the Story of God's Grace


ARTICLE: Considering Congregational Worship


ARTICLE: Making Giving Worshipful


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    Worship-GlossaryWHAT IS THE LECTIONARY?

    The word lectionary comes from the Latin word for “reading.” It refers to the sequence of scripture readings to be used in church services throughout the year. Many lectionaries have been compiled throughout the history of the Church, from the early centuries to the present. One of the most influential is found in the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, compiled in 1549 by Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury.
    by: Rob L. Staples

  • Heavenly Worship

    bob-b-picThe language of praise and worship is sometimes misplaced. In late 1996, when Tiger Woods was named Sports Illustrated Magazine “Sportsman of the Year,” his father, Earl, told the magazine’s writer, Gary Smith, that:

    Tiger will do more than any other man in history to change the course of humanity . . .
    by: Bob Broadbooks

  • Book Review: At the Roots of Nazarene Worship

    american-methodist-worshipAmerican Methodist Worship by Karen B. Westerfield Tucker (Oxford University Press, 2001), 345 pages.

    Reviewed by Stan Ingersol
    by: Stan Ingersol

  • Advice From Bresee on Worship

    bresee-worshipRev. A. O. Hendricks, Bresee’s younger contemporary, was a fellow pastor on the Southern California District. Indeed, Bresee ordained Hendricks, who recounted these traits of his mentor in a Founders’ Week chapel at Pasadena College. They were subsequently published in The Preacher’s Magazine.
    by: Grace & Peace Magazine

  • Designing Worship With Purpose

    desining-worship-with-purposeWORSHIP: we all have ideas about it, what it should be, what it should not be, what counts as worship, and what does not. Worship is often a hard word to define, as it means many things to people, depending on the tradition from which they come, the places where they feel they best connect with God, and their own life experiences.
    by: Heather Daugherty

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The Heart of Holiness – Compassion and the Holy Life
February 25-27, 2014

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The ONU “Pastor Appreciation Days” event sought to explore the relationship between holiness and compassion, and how compassion is not a peripheral activity of service or generosity, but part of the essential expression of holiness. Several workshops were offered on a variety of topics related to holiness and compassion.


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