June 1991

RW 20
THEME: Praise and Worship
Reformed Worship issue cover

Articles in this issue:

  • A new style of worship has been spreading throughout North America and other parts of the world in the last several decades. While this worship approach is described by a variety of names, the one that seems to be gaining most acceptance is "Praise and Worship" (P&W). I want to explain what this style of worship is and how it may affect traditional worship in the future.

    Where Did It Originate?

  • Recently we asked several of our Reformed Worship readers about their understanding of the Praise and . Worship style and its effect on congregational worship. We wanted to know what questions and concerns they had about the movement. Then we turned to Henry Wildeboer, a pastor involved with this style of worship. We invited him to answer these questions from his experiences in churches in Calgary and Oshawa.

  • Christ Community Church in Nanaimo, British Columbia, has just celebrated its tenth anniversary. We've also celebrated the good news that we've had a real surge of first-time visitors during the past twelve months: over two hundred newcomers have walked through our doors in the past year.


    This is a day of Thanksgiving. Our God has been very good to us. It is a day for harvest celebration.

    Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

    "When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you."
    (Deuteronomy 8:10)

    "Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name."
    (Psalm 100:4)

  • For this theme issue we are breaking with the tradition of presenting three hymns for singing in three different months. Rather, in keeping with the style of Praise and Worship music, we include three songs that are presented in a medley fashion. The intention is for the congregation to have access to the words on overheads while the musicians play from the music. The transitions and the accompaniment for "Father, We Love You" were composed by Marie Elzinga.

  • Letters

    Copy Right! Approved

    Congratulations on Emily Brink's fine article "Copy Right!" (RW18). You did indeed get it right. Such articles are most helpful to those of us in the industry who are involved in this continuing educational problem.

    Also please thank Ronald Wells for his interesting article on Thomas Cran-mer in that same issue.

    George H. Shorney, President
    Hope Publishing Company
    Carol Stream, IL 60188