Blended Worship articles

“Blended worship that works” by Prof. James Tiefel 
(Forward in Christ – January 2004)

Text, Music, Context: A Resource for Reviewing Worship Materials
by LCMS Commission on Worship (ca $5 from CPH, item# S05505)

Mark Schroeder on Adiaphora in Worship

“The proper focus of our worship” by Mark Schroeder

“A Simplified Guide to Worshiping as Lutherans” by James Waddell
(especially chapters 8 and 9)

“Worship Songs evaluation form” by Pastor James Waddell

“The Fire and the Staff: Lutheran Theology in Practice” by Pastor Klemet Preus

Klemet Preus articles on blended/contemporary worship

“A Synod That Values Worship” by Mark Schroeder
(Forward in Christ – June 2008)

The Augustana and Lutheran Worship” by Pastor Joel Otto

“Contemporary: what does this mean?”
by Pastor Michael Schultz (Worship the Lord, July 2010)

“Worship Really Is ‘Purpose’ Driven”
by Pastor Aaron Christie (Worship the Lord, May 2009)

WELS Blended Worship vs Contemporary Worship chart

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Should Rock music be used in the church?
WELS Q&A: The Church and Its Ministry – Music/Worship (01)

Can Rock music be used in Lutheran worship?
WELS Q&A: The Church and Its Ministry – Music/Worship (01)

“The Lutheran Way of Worship: part 7” by Steven D. Bode
(Forward in Christ – December 2008)

“It’s about Substance” by Pastor Johnold Strey

“Proclaiming the Gospel in Worship” by Pastor Johnold Strey
Proclaiming the Gospel in the liturgy (pages 2-8)
Structure of the Lutheran Liturgy (pages 2-3)
Structure of a Praise Service (pages 3-5)
Textual Clarity (pages 19-21)
Praise is Proclamation (page 22)
Emphases in Praise Songs (pages 23-26)
Musical Styles and associations (pages 26-29)
Conclusion (pages 30-31)

“Worship Wars at the Dawn of the New Millenium” by Richard Krause

”Lutheran Hymnody: Orthodoxy in Song
(Lutheran Worship: Why we do what we do) by Dr. Chad Bird

“Pietism: Past and Present” by John Brenner

“The Primary Doctrine in Its Primary Setting:
Objective Justification and Lutheran Worship”

by Forrest Bivens

“Evaluating Worship Materials” by Joel Brondos

“Rite Worship for North American Outreach” by Jonathan Schroeder

“Blended Worship within Lutheran Parameters” by Pastor Aaron Christie

“Worship in the Confessions: Christ at the Center” by Pastor Aaron Christie

School of Worship Enrichment by WELS Commission on Worship
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The Rise of the Modern Hymn Movement

Getty / Townend writing Collaboration

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EXCERPTS from Blended Worship ARTICLES

What is blended worship?

WELS Blended Worship vs Contemporary Worship chart

Some differences between Lutheran and Reformed (2)

“Biblical Content in Worship” by Grace Hennig

Traditional and contemporary worship music: strengths and weaknesses

The Case for Blended Worship

“Singing the Gospel” by Timothy Frusti

“Worship Service” or “Divine Service?”

Lutheran theology of worship and music

Each song must be individually evaluated

Blended Worship Liturgy

CCM as entertainment

Dangers in some CCM songs

A modern day hymn

Praise songs: CW hymns and CCM songs

Difficult Hymns

Praise and Worship songs

“The Formation and Function of WELS Hymnals” by Jon Zabell

“Proclaiming the Gospel in Worship” by Johnold Strey
Proclaiming the Gospel in the liturgy (pages 2-8)
Structure of the Lutheran Liturgy (pages 2-3)
Structure of a Praise Service (pages 3-5)
Textual Clarity (pages 19-21)
Praise is Proclamation (page 22)
Emphases in Praise Songs (page 23-26)
Musical Styles and associations (page 26-29)

“Worship Wars at the Dawn of the New Millenium” by Richard Krause
Law and Gospel (page 4)
Lutheran Worship (pages 5-6)
Lutheran Liturgy (pages 6-7)
American Evangelicalism emphases (pages 7-8)
The Liturgy of American Evangelicalism (pages 10-11)
Pentecostalism (pages 11-12)
Lutheran and Reformed views of music (pages 14-16)
The Lutheran Liturgy: An Adiaphoron? (pages 16-18)
Conclusions about Lutheran Worship (pages 18-19)

“Pietism: Past and Present” by John Brenner
Pietism’s Characteristics (pages 4-9)
Pietism’s Modern Manifestations (pages 9-11)
CCM and Pietism (pages 10-11)
Some Remedies for Pietism (pages 11-13)

“Why do evangelicals worship that way?” by Klemet Preus

“Why do we have worship wars?” by Klemet Preus

“Blended Worship in our midst” by Klemet Preus

“Reconsidering Blended Worship” by Klemet Preus

“What is the liturgical future of LCMS?” by Klemet Preus

“Getting rid of hymns” by Klemet Preus

an Explanation of the Liturgy of the Divine Service

“Liturgical Worship” by Prof. James Tiefel

comparing Hymns and Praise songs

“Resisting the Influence of Evangelicalism, Faulty practices: emotionalism”
by Klemet Preus

“Resisting the influence of Evangelicalism:praise worship services”
by Klemet Preus

“Resisting the influence of Evangelicalism:conclusion”
by Klemet Preus

“Doctrine and Practice: Resisting the Influence of Evangelicalism”
by Klemet Preus

Thirty-Five Theses on Liturgy and Adiaphora

LCMS Theses on Worship

“In Defense of Historical Worship —
from a former advocate of Contemporary Worship” by Pastor Sean Rippy

“Reasons for Uniformity in Worship”
by Klemet Preus

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