The Worship Maze

The Worship Maze

by Paul Basden

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Paul Basden leads bewildered churches through the worship maze, showing how they can find a faithful and fitting style for their own services.

He believes worship should be the occasion of praise and celebration, not conflict. In this book he insightfully leads all of us bewildered church folk through today's worship maze. First he carefully delineates five prominent approaches to worship

liturgical traditional revivalist praise seeker-sensitive

Then he lays out the essential hallmarks of genuine worship (of any style), sifts out the strengths and weaknesses of each major style, and shows how churches can arrive at a faithful and fitting style for their own worship.

Nothing we do is more important than our gathered praise of God. This book will help confused congregations restore worship to its rightful place.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830822041
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 05/20/1999
Edition description: Print-On-Demand ed.
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Paul Basden is senior pastor of Preston Trail Community Church in Texas. He formerly served as pastor at Brookwood Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and as an adjunct professor of divinity at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, teaching in the fields of worship, pastoral theology and eschatology. Basden is the editor of Has Our Theology Changed? and coeditor (with David S. Dockery) of The People of God: Essays on the Believers' Church.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Worship as a ProblemPart 1: Crucial Questions
1. What Is Worship?
2. What About Church Growth?
3. What Are Worship Styles? Part 2: Styles of Worship
4. Liturgical Worship
5. Traditional Worship
6. Revivalist Worship
7. Praise & Worship
8. Seeker ServicePart 3: Important Issues
9. Choosing a Worship Style
10. Including All of the Elements
11. Preparing for Worship
Epilogue: Babel or Pentecost?
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