The Benefits of Liturgy

 The benefits of historic, Bible-saturated, Sunday morning liturgy are many.  Liturgies protect the congregation from the pastor's (or worship leader's) whims and hobby horses. With a solid liturgy, you don't have to put up with those odd songs or ideas that "moved" your pastor (or worship leader) in the days before worship.  Solid liturgies remind us we're not of… Continue reading The Benefits of Liturgy

The European Reformation(s)

 I just noticed a clearance sale on a seminary textbook I've grown to love: The European Reformations by Carter Lindberg (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1996).  Note: this is the first edition of the textbook.  The second edition is out as well (check it out here).  The first edition would be good for those of you who… Continue reading The European Reformation(s)

The Collects of Thomas Cranmer

I stumbled across an interesting book in the public library awhile back: The Collects of Thomas Cranmer edited by C. Frederick Barbee and Paul F. M. Zahl.  I don't have time to give all the details here, but if you're interested in the history and/or language of the Anglican tradition, you may want to check… Continue reading The Collects of Thomas Cranmer