What does worship look like? Is there just one truly right way to worship? Are there any wrong ways? To what extent should our unity as believers manifest itself in unified public worship? Sadly, disagreement over how we should worship our loving God has sparked some most unloving attitudes among Christians. "Exploring the Worship Spectrum" seeks to correct this. It provides a forum for presentation, critique, and defense of six prominent worship styles: Formal-Liturgical - Paul Zahl; Traditional Hymn-Based - Harold Best; Contemporary Music-Driven - Joe Horness; Charismatic - Don Williams; Blended - Robert Webber; Emerging - Sally Morgenthaler. This unique format allows those with a heart for worship to compare different perspectives and draw their own conclusions on what the Bible teaches. It engages the reader's faculties of critical thinking in a way that allows him or her to understand the various approaches to worship, carefully evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, and make personal choices without adopting a judgmental spirit. "The Counterpoints" series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians.
Counterpoints books address three categories: Church Life, Exploring Theology, and Engaging Culture. Complete your library with other books in the "Counterpoints" series.
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Author Biography - Paul F.M. Zahl
Paul A. Basden (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is one of the senior pastors at Preston Trail Community Church in Frisco, Texas. He has also served as pastor of other churches in Alabama and Texas and as an adjunct professor at Beeson Divinity School. He is a graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the author of The Worship Maze. Harold M. Best (DSM, Union Theological Seminary) is emeritus dean/professor of music of the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. Stanley N. Gundry is senior vice president and editor-in-chief of the book group at Zondervan. With more than thirty-five years of teaching, pastoring, and publishing experience, he is the author or coauthor of numerous books and a contributor to numerous periodicals. Joe Horness (BA, Trinity College) is worship director at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, where he has been on staff since 1981. Robert Webber is Myers Professor of Ministry at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois; president of the Institute for Worship Studies, a long-distance graduate school located in Orange Park, Florida; and professor of theology emeritus at Wheaton College. He is the author of more than forty books including the Ancient-Future Faith series published by Baker Books. Don Williams (PhD, Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary) is founding pastor of the Coast Vineyard Christian Fellowship in California and has taught at Claremont McKenna College and Fuller Theological Seminary. Paul F. M. Zahl (ThD, University of Tubingen) is dean of Cathedral Church of the Advent (Episcopal) in Birmingham, Alabama.