Critical reviews (by Lutheran pastors and church musicians) of books and other resources for Christian worship, preaching, and church music from a perspective rooted in Holy Scripture, the Lutheran Confessions and good common sense. LHP Quarterly Book Review asks, "Is it worth the money to buy, the time to read, the shelf space to store, and the effort to teach?"
Feed: This Side of the Pulpit » This Side of the Pulpit Posted on: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 9:33 AM Author: Christopher Hall Subject: There are always "Externals"
When do you bow? Before crossing the altar on only upon approaching it? Do you have to wear a cassock and a surplice and a stole, or should you wear an alb and a stole, or is it okay to do a prayer service dressed in a suit and a clerical collar? Of a tie? Or dressed casually? How do you handle communion vessels? What about communion kits you use with shut-ins? What do you do then and how do you do it? These are questions of ceremony. How the rites, liturgies and prayers are performed, and the...
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