Essential reading for anyone who wants to know what the church's progressive edge is up to, Alternative Worship provides practical tools for nontraditional worshipers during major festivals of the church year--Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. It acts as a...
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Essential reading for anyone who wants to know what the church's progressive edge is up to, Alternative Worship provides practical tools for nontraditional worshipers during major festivals of the church year--Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. It acts as a "how-to" book for revitalizing worship and renewing imagination and creativity. This forward-thinking book includes^- liturgies and rituals^- meditations and prayers^- music^- visuals^- creative ideas for improving worship^The accompanying CD-ROM offers instant access to the lyrics and music of contemporary worship songs and visual presentations for use with video projectors. It also contains interactive materials to engage pastors, worship leaders, and musicians in "faithful improvisation." Alternative Worship is sure to spark the creativity to develop new voices in postmodern worship.
Everything you need to enhance worship from and for the emerging churchIf the church is to remain faithful and relevant in the third millennium it must be in tune with alternative worship, a refreshing blend of first-century faith with twenty-first century technology and language. With one hand in the past and one in the future, Alternative Worship delivers an original collection of resources for receptive churches in the mainstream or those on the progressive edge. Arranged around major festivals of the church year-Advent and Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost-its unique liturgies and prayers, innovative yet meaningful rituals, and informative and challenging views of the alternative worship scene make this book the most comprehensive postmodern worship resource available. The accompanying interactive CD-ROM offers easy access to ambient sounds, stimulating visuals, and modern music to enrich your alternative worship experience."As Alternative Worship's postmodern liturgies express so lucidly, worship celebrates the Unparalleled Who of the Grand Story. We can affirm to God and to each other who we really are: a wildly gifted and profoundly flawed people in the marvelous, mystical process of redemption. Thank you, Jonny Baker, Jenny Brown, and Doug Gay, for sounding this divine call and sounding it faithfully. May we too respond in faithfulness."-Sally Morgenthaler, founder, Sacramentis.com
Jonny Baker works for the Church Mission Society developing and supporting mission and new ways of being church in the emerging culture in the UK, catalysing, connecting, networking and training mission and pioneer leaders.
He is a member of Grace, an alternative worship community in London and has been part of the wider movement co-ordinating worship for Greenbelt Festival for several years. He has been involved in leading worship for years including recording several albums but involvement in alternative worship has led him to a more creative approach out of which the notion of curating worship has grown.He is involved in various creative projects, the most successful of which has been the Labyrinth which he helped design, first installed in St Pauls Cathedral. He runs proost.co.uk, a creative company that produces inspiring resources that fuel faith. He is a London Independent Photographer. Read his blog here.
He is the author of Alternative Worship and Curating Worship
The Revd Dr Doug Gay is Lecturer in Practical Theology at the University of Glasgow, UK.