Saturday, August 20, 2005

Fall Worship Class at Toronto Baptist Seminary

Here is a preliminary look at what we will be covering in "The Worshipping Church" - a class I will be teaching Friday mornings this semester at TBS...

Course Description:

In this course we will explore the theology, history and practice of Christian worship, as well as current trends. In addition, students are required to attend a 1 hour of practicum which is designed to develop techniques and tools for leading dynamic and expressive worship.
I intend to make the practicum part of the class time.

Course Objective:

For the student to understand and love Jesus more through understanding how He desires to be worshipped!

Textbooks:

Required:

· D A Carson “Worship by the Book” Zondervan 2002

· A W Tozer “Whatever Happened to Worship?” Christian Publications, 1985.

Recommended: (there will be some required reading from each text)

  • John Frame “Worship in Spirit and Truth” P & R, 1996
  • Marva Dawn “Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down” Eerdmans, 1995
  • Michael Horton “A Better Way: Rediscovering the Drama of God Centered Worship” Baker 2002