Monday, May 21, 2007

Reforming Worship

Give Praise to God: A Vision for Reforming Worship, ed. Philip Graham Ryken, Derek W. H. Thomas, and J. Ligon Duncan, III, is a Festschrift for the late James Montgomery Boice (author, theologian, and pastor of the Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia). It contains articles on worship by such well-known authors as Edmund P. Clowney, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., J. Ligon Duncan III, Hughes Oliphant Old, Michael S. Horton, and a Foreword by R. C. Sproul. The work includes specific articles defending the Regulative Principle (an important concept on which not much has been written) from recent criticism, corporate worship as a means of grace, the place of preaching and the sacraments in worship, family worship, worship in all of life, hymnody in the modern context, and challenges and opportunities for ministry today.

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