The Liturgy Project
A creative album that represents over 12 different church denominational traditions and 4,000 years of history ...
Everyone and everything has a liturgy—a form. We all have a way of defining the world and we all desire to live into some kind of story—the stadium, the supermarket, the church, the college, etc. Everything in all of life follows a pattern in how it gathers and speaks to us, how it solicits a response from us, and desires to commission us into its mission and purpose.
God forms us. Jesus forms us. He follows a “shape” and ministry in his kingdom. His ministry over the cosmos, church, and culture impacts all of us. There is no such thing as “no form.” Everything forms us! Therefore, we need to distinguish between good and poor forms. Our habits, rhythms, and daily schedules form us around what we believe to be the “good life.”
In our Gathered Worship, we observe a form. All churches have a time devoted to a greeting (call to worship from God), a time for the Word (God speaks), a time to respond (we surrender to God), and time to be sent out (God sends). We all do it a bit differently in the specifics, but this general rhythm is how God deals with his gathered people. That's what this album is about. It takes the biblical, historical and theological liturgy ("form") from over 12 different denominational traditions, ranging over 4,000 years, and explores these artifacts in a relevant, musical, and creative way.
Truth of the matter is, we've dumbed down worship to "just music" when it is so much more. We've also given the impression that our experience of God is limited to quiet times and when we gather as a family. The resources below will explore how our worship includes the beauty of gathering, but includes our scattering unto all the ends of the earth--and even beyond that!
The Doxology Series
COMING SOON IN 2017
Our little CD size booklets of 80-130 pages relating to theology have three different names or titles on the cover. This is a bit unusual, but is nonetheless intentional.
The first title, The Doxology Series, captures our vision and hope for these booklets as a whole. The second title, Both/And, explains our tactic and approach toward the various theological issues that we will engage and explore. The third title, Reconsidering—followed by a specific topic, should give the reader a general feel of our attitude and demeanor as we question or pick apart issues important to the Christian faith.
Without too much delay, and in order to avoid any confusion, pick up one of our books today. We hope it will enrich all of our faith, teach us all how to preserve unity in looking at Biblical and Theological issues from a both/and perspective rather than a divisive either/or, and cause us all to deepen in our love for Jesus and our love for the kingdom family of God!
This is a CD-sized FREE book that considers singing from a little different point of view, and it also helps explain the Song Selection Tool (Find it and more in "Fillable PDF" format above).
The Lord's Supper
This little CD-sized book considers the Lord's Supper from a unique perspective. Our research deals less with the Mode of the Bread and Wine (the historical debate over what happens to the "elements" themselves), and more with the Meaning and the Method of observing the Lord's meal.
The Worship Leader & Liturgy
To many, the term "Worship Leader" is considered normal, and the word "Liturgy" is either unfamiliar or considered to be negative. This CD-size book considers the both/and way to engage these issues in order to deepen our understanding about Worship, about Jesus's role of leading worship throughout the cosmos, church, and culture, and the Bible's teaching on the importance of liturgy.