Worship Across the Racial Divide: An Interview with Gerardo Marti

Gerardo Marti, associate professor of Sociology at Davidson College, says, “In the 1990s, every institution in society was diversifying faster than the local church.”...

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A Practical Guide for Nazarene Worship Leaders

What is worship? What makes worship “Christian”? What should we do in worship, and why? “Worship” is not a uniquely Christian concept; it is a feature of virtually every religious tradition. So is all worship created equal?

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The Worship Style of Phineas Bresee

Phineas Bresee was a pastor almost continuously from age 19 to 71. The only exceptions were three years when he was a Methodist presiding elder (district superintendent)...

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Wesleyan Worship and the Story of God's Grace: An Interview with Paul M. Bassett

Historian Paul M. Bassett says his father, a Nazarene minister, shaped his early perspective of worship. “He had a deep reverence for the work of God in salvation, as well as the gifts of baptism and Communion...

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Considering Congregation Worship: A Panel Discussion Moderated by Dan Copp, Global Clergy Development

In mid-2012, the Center of Worship Arts at Trevecca Nazarene University (TNU) hosted a worship summit attended by a small gathering of pastors, worship leaders, educators, and church leaders from around the country...

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Making Giving Worshipful: A Panel Discussion

In the scope of a Sunday morning worship experience, the act of giving is a relatively small segment. Ushers are called, musicians play, and the offering plate passes in just a few seconds. Shave a few centuries off the experience, and the offering...

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ARTICLE: Worship Across the Racial Divide


ARTICLE: A Practical Guide for Nazarene Worship Leaders


ARTICLE: The Worship Style of Phineas Bresee


ARTICLE: Wesleyan Worship and the Story of God's Grace


ARTICLE: Considering Congregational Worship


ARTICLE: Making Giving Worshipful


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    more-frquent-communionIn 2009, a revision was made to the duties of pastors in the Church of the Nazarene. In addition to the long-standing duty “to administer the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper at least once a quarter,”
    by: Jim Fitzgerald

  • Book Review: At the Roots of Nazarene Worship

    american-methodist-worshipAmerican Methodist Worship by Karen B. Westerfield Tucker (Oxford University Press, 2001), 345 pages.

    Reviewed by Stan Ingersol
    by: Stan Ingersol

  • Worship Renewal and the Missional Church: A Pastoral Journey

    worship-and-the-missional-churchAs I sat behind my desk as a new pastor, the first decisions I made were liturgical. Sunday was coming soon. Selected songs needed to be communicated to the musicians. Scripture texts and sermon construction cried for attention. An order of service required organization.
    by: Jeffrey T. Barker

  • A Response to the Present Crisis in Nazarene Worship by William M. Greathouse

    Howard Plummer, who served as William Greathouse’s pastor in Hermitage, Tennessee, during the last years of his life, reflects on Greathouse’s pivotal 1989 address on “The Present Crisis in Nazarene Worship” and the impact he made on Plummer’s own worship journey.
    by: Howard L. Plummer

  • Considering the Sacraments and Worship: An Interview with Rob L. Staples

    rob-staplesRob L. Staples wrote one of the few significant studies on the sacraments within the Wesleyan tradition. His book, Outward Sign and Inward Grace: The Place of Sacraments in Wesleyan Spirituality, published 22 years ago, was only the second Nazarene publication
    by: Grace & Peace Magazine

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The Heart of Holiness – Compassion and the Holy Life
February 25-27, 2014

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The ONU “Pastor Appreciation Days” event sought to explore the relationship between holiness and compassion, and how compassion is not a peripheral activity of service or generosity, but part of the essential expression of holiness. Several workshops were offered on a variety of topics related to holiness and compassion.


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