New! 01E Holiness in OT/NT Worship

The words holy/holiness appear frequently in our Christian worship choruses/songs. But seldom is their biblical meaning ever explained or developed. The need for holiness is merely stated repeatedly. No content.

This PowerPoint seeks to reveal the ways holiness is used/applied in scripture. Wholeness is one of the primary meanings of holiness.

To download with proper formatting, see download sign is bottom-left corner. 69 frames.

Theory Books Revised July 2014

The following updated/revised files were uploaded on July 30. 2014.

The New Worship Theory Book, Volume 1:  1A Contents; 1B Understanding Chord Symbols; 2 Notation; 3  Nashville Number Charts; 4b 25 Tips for Good Chart Writing

The New Worship Theory Book, Volume 2: 13 Creating Hymn charts; 14 Finding the Right Key; 16 Progressions Down a Fifth.

The New Worship Theory Book, Volume 3: 31 Modulation I: Establishing the New Key; 32 Modulation II: Smoothing the Transition.

To find the files, go to the search box (upper right corner) and write in part or all of the title.

 

NEW! 1G Discontinuity vs Continuity

Revised, Sept 15, 2014

Why is the question “To what extent is the Old Testament discontinuous or continuous with the New Testament” so important for Christian worship?  Well, it affects how seriously we take OT worship.  It affects the extent to which OT practice might apply or be suggestive for worship now. Though the OT devotes more than 10 times the amount of space to worship than the NT, many evangelicals tend to “blow it off.”  Yet isn’t all scripture “profitable” (II Tim 3:16)?

This PowerPoint supplements People in the Presence of God. 55 frames.

To find the file, go to search box (upper right hand corner) and write in Discontinuity or simply click the download sign below on the lower left corner.

New! 1F Underlying OT Worship Theology Identical to NT?

Revised Sept 15, 2014. This is the PowerPoint I use for my first class in teaching Worship Foundations at Biola University. I try to deal with some of the negativity often associated with the Old Testament.

This PowerPoint argues that OT and NT worship is essentially identical in its underlying theology.  But you ask,”Isn’t OT worship primarily about sacrifices and external worship? How could they be identical?”

PowerPoint supplementing People in the Presence of God. 34 frames.

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