User's Guide to the Liturgy

Trinity Presbyterian Church User's Guide to the Liturgy (PDF)

Training in Liturgy

Officer Training Class on Liturgy (Sept 23, 2014) (MP3 audio)

Does Liturgical Presbyterianism Have a Future?

  1. Part 1: Intro to Liturgical Presbyterianism
  2. Part 2: Biblical Roots
  3. Part 3: Traditional Patterns
  4. Part 4: Catholic Identity
  5. Part 5: Missional Impulse
  6. Part 6: Pastoral Care

Related seminar: Does Liturgical Presbyterianism Have a Future? (Seminar given at Redeemer Presbyterian Church’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, Austin, TX, October 5, 2014)

Notes on the Liturgy

Of Prayer Books and Puritans: The History of Reformed Worship

Dabney Center Audio

Spring 2007:

  1. Creation as Song (Psalm 149)
  2. Creation Sings (Psalm 150)
  3. Creation’s Song (Psalm 150)
  4. Liturgical Order (Leviticus 9)

   Notes available here. [PDF]

Spring 2003:

  1. Lecture 1: Liturgical Order (notes in pdf)
  2. Lecture 2: Worship in Heaven (notes in pdf)
  3. Lecture 3: Ritual, Part 1 (notes in pdf)
  4. Lecture 4: Ritual, Part 2

Brief essays on aspects of the liturgy and liturgical theology (pdf files; more articles forthcoming):

  • Preparation, Call, and Procession
  • The Venite
  • A Short Philosophy of Worship Music
  • Liturgy and the Least of These: Children in Worship
  • Baptism and Liturgy
  • Absolution
  • The Sursum Corda
  • The Te Deum
  • The Public Reading of Scripture and Liturgical Use of the Lectionary
  • Preaching as a Means of Grace
  • The Collection of Tithes and Offerings as a Liturgical Element
  • Principles of Liturgical Prayer
  • Liturgical Use of Creeds and Confessions
  • The Kyrie
  • The Agnus Dei
  • The Magnificat
  • The Song of Simeon
  • The Gloria
  • The Pax
  • The Sanctus
  • A Place at the Table: Some Notes on Paedocommunion
  • The Benediction
  • The Amen
  • The Lord's Supper in the Liturgy
  • Eucharistic Prayer
  • Eucharistic Sacrifice
  • Bodily Posture
  • The Sign of the Cross
  • Anointing with Oil
  • Ordination
  • Repetition and the Value of Liturgy
  • Liturgy and the Gospel
  • "All I Need to Know About Jesus, I Learned in the Liturgy"
  • Towards a Reformed Liturgical Spirituality
  • The Use of Tradition in Liturgy
  • Recent Liturgical Movements and Contemporary Liturgical Developments
  • An Annotated Liturgical Bibliography

Church Calendar

January 10, 2009 Sunday School: A Brief Explanation of the Church Calendar

October 24, 2010 Church Calendar Overview

Sunday School Teaching on Liturgy from Auburn Avenue Presbyterian, 2003 (Forthcoming)

Prelude to the Psalter (August 10 and 17, 2003 from Auburn Avenue Presbyterian)