Category Archives: Worship/Assembly Planning

The Proper Posture for Worship, in Seven Moods, Part 4

Mood, the Sixth  So what is the correct posture to listen to someone speak about Jesus? What is the correct posture for congregational singing? What is the right posture for eating a meal with Christian brothers and sisters? Perhaps we … Continue reading

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The Proper Posture for Worship, in Seven Moods, Part 3

Mood, the Fourth The normal posture of worship in the ancient Near East was prostration — as we can see in such passages as – (Gen 19:1 ESV) The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was … Continue reading

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The Proper Posture for Worship, in Seven Moods, Part 2

Mood, the Second Let’s start over. Rule 1: All football metaphors for worship are bad. I live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, home of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Football is our culture. It’s not part of our culture; it is our culture. And no football  season … Continue reading

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The Proper Posture for Worship, in Seven Moods, Part 1

I get emails – It is my belief that worship is more of a lifestyle than an event. That being said, have you ever written anything regarding body language/posture as we worship? I’m thinking of the broad spectrum of what I consider … Continue reading

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Worship: Dressing for the Assembly, by Alexander Campbell

The following is from an 1839 article by Alexander Campbell, “Worshipping Assembles — No. I / The Appearance of Things”: Our meetings of all sorts are greatly defective in many respects, and in none more visibly than in the dress and … Continue reading

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Upgrading a Church of Christ Worship Service Without Buying a Guitar, Part IIB

How do we develop worship services where – (1 Cor 14:25b) [vistors] fall down and worship God, exclaiming, “God is really among you!” I have a theory, but God will show himself as he pleases. This is not to limit … Continue reading

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Upgrading a Church of Christ Worship Service Without Buying a Guitar, Part IIA

About 18 months ago, I wrote this post on how to upgrade an a cappella worship service. And then for some reason, just today it became a comment magnet. It’s not that surprising, really. This post has garnered around 4,000 … Continue reading

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Upgrading a Church of Christ Worship Service Without Buying a Guitar

Under the guidance of our present worship minister, things have gotten pretty good. I know this is true because – * No one is complaining much about the worship, * The numbers are up, and * Some people wish the … Continue reading

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