« Paid Content and the Lazy Web Reader | Mike Rowe Settles with Microsoft »

Creative Worship Reader

30 January, 2004 11:14 AM

As regular readers will know - I'm involved in running a subject at a local college this semester in 'Creative Worship - in Postmodernism' (I still don't like the title, but we have to run with it now).

We are currently putting together a list of readings and texts for students and I was wondering if anyone reading this might have any suggestions? We're taking a look at the emerging culture in the first week or so and then looking at some of the ways that the church has responded to it in the last few decades (ie contemporary worship, seeker sensitive services, alt worship, ancient future worship etc). So we are digging up readings on these topics (both pro and against), but also ones on 'tips for creative worship' etc.

We're after books, journal articles, online essays etc. Whatever you may know of. Please leave your tips below - I'm happy to publish the list (giving you credit for your suggestions) here on the blog - perhaps we could all learn something through the process. Some of what we're going to use are:

- Prodigal Project - Riddell, Pierson and Kirkpatrick
- Alternative Worship - Jonny Backer
- Worship Evangelism - Sally Morgenthaler
- What is wrong with Contemporary Worship - Stephen Said
- Is this the next new worship? - Andrew Jones
- Tech Cathdrals

There is heaps more - but am running out the door. Any suggestions?



God Catchers
by Tommy Tenny

Susan » 30 January, 2004 12:25 PM

by Ruth Heflin(not sure about the spelling)

Susan » 30 January, 2004 12:26 PM

Of course, www.alternativeworship.org is loaded with articles on the theory and practice of alternative forms of worship (some of which have been written by Melbourne people). And the associated www.smallfire.org has million of pictures for examples and inspiration...

And of course, i'd always push the Labyrinth (http://labyrinthaustralia.blogspot.com) as an interactive resource, but that's my bias :-)

Eddie » 30 January, 2004 1:11 PM

Ancient-Future Faith, by Robert Webber

Justin Baeder » 30 January, 2004 2:51 PM

I found Sally Morgenthaler's Worship Evangelism a bit static and sometimes lame.

Liquid Church by Pete Ward has some interesting ideas on different forms of "worship."

Performing Rites by Simon Frith is a more academic look at music and it's impact on our culture.

TomBeaudoin's Virtual Faith is a keeper.

1 Giant Leap, DVD, could fuel good discussions on global music culture!

jenn » 30 January, 2004 4:16 PM

Email this entry to a friend:

Friend's email:

Your email:

Message (optional):