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The Lord’s Day, part 6

The Lord’s Day, part 6

Following the rigid ceremonialism of the Roman Catholic Church, reformers such as Luther and Calvin were cautious about formalizing Christian worship to a ceremonial “first day of the week” type of worship. They did not disagree with the fact that the first day of the week was the Lord’s Day, and thought it to be… Continue Reading

Reverence in prayer

The section on prayer in John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion is surely one of the most beloved passages of that influential work. Therein, Calvin addresses, among other matters, the importance of reverence in corporate prayer. For Calvin, an essential mark of reverence in corporate prayer is attentiveness. He says, Whoever engaged in prayer… Continue Reading

Reformation Hymns

This entry is part 6 of 14 in the series The Hymnody of the Christian Church You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 6 of 14 in the series”The Hymnody of the Christian Church”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.When Martin Luther (1483—1546) sparked a Reformation of the Church by nailing his Ninety-Five Theses to the Church door at Wittenberg in 1517, he… Continue Reading

Calvin the Charismatic

Calvin the Charismatic

There has been a lot of talk recently about the New Calvinists and their charismaticism; here is a post in which it is argued that John Calvin advocated lifting of hands, etc. in worship. I haven’t had time to look at this very closely yet, but a couple initial observations: 1. Is the lifing of… Continue Reading