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Styles of Worship

What makes a worship service alternative or "emergent"?  What is "blended" worship? 

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February 24, 2014

Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

In 2010, I received a request for a “contemporary” Ash Wednesday service. This was a first for this office, […]

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March 28, 2013

Worship Station Words for Maundy Thursday Alternative/Emergent Service

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

Here are some word-cards you can place at each of the stations for Maundy Thursday. These are simple word-lines that […]

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March 28, 2013

Maundy Thursday in an Alternative/Emergent Mode

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

What makes a worship service alternative or "emergent"? It's not candles, icons, incense and leaders who sport goatees, although […]

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January 20, 2012

Ancient-Future and Blended Worship: What Are They and What’s the Difference?

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

The genesis of this article was as a response to a comment on our Facebook Group, UMC Worship. The original […]

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January 17, 2012

Word, Water, Wind, and Grace—Issue #114

By Safiyah Fosua

What is the timeline and process for worship planning in your congregation? How might the process be modified to allow […]

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June 1, 2010

Cardboard Testimonies

A way for many to offer powerful testimonies without speaking… University Carillon United Methodist Church.   WATCH THE VIDEO

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May 19, 2010

“Sunday’s Coming”: A Companion Ritual Analysis, Part 2

The pattern of worship portrayed in is very effective and appeals to our emotional responses. Some of my readers may […]

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May 17, 2010

“Sunday’s Coming”: A Companion Ritual Analysis, Part 1

Whether you are a devotee or a despiser of contemporary worship, one thing that cannot be denied about it is […]

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February 14, 2010

What Is the Emerging Missional Church?

Here we will depend on, with gratitude, those who have been exploring emerging worship for a while and can serve […]

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February 13, 2010

Resources for Contemporary & Blended Worship

Comprehensive bibliography of print, web and electronic resources for contemporary and blended worship. 

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