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The Hymn of the Day: A Historical-Liturgical Evaluation and Contemporary Application
The Hymn of the Day as a part of Lutheran worship, developed at a time and within the context of an emphatic refocusing on the Word of God. Within that development it came to tie all the scriptural elements within that ...
Doctrine and Practice: The Case of Female Worship Readers in WELS Multicultural Church Settings
“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive. 24 No one should seek their own good, but the good of others” (1 Corinthians ...
The Evangelical Lutheran Church Must Be Constantly Vigilant as It Sings the Christian Song
In recent decades, Christian churches, including Lutheran churches, have significantly increased their interest in and utilization of contemporary Christian music. WELS congregations have been limited in their ability to ...
Edification and Education as Primary Concerns of Worship Rites in the Lutheran Confessions
In recent years, “worship wars” have erupted in the Lutheran church. Different opinions concerning public worship have been advanced, varying principles have been cited, and papers, essays, and blog posts have been lobbed ...
Theological and Pastoral Criteria for Worship Forms in the Lutheran Confessions
Due to “worship wars” in the Lutheran church, the issue of worship forms has been thoroughly examined from Scripture and from historical perspective. Until recently, however, the Lutheran Confessions have not been strongly ...
From the Lips of Children: A Study on Involving Children in Worship
The purpose of this project is to identify how to best involve children in worship in the individual congregations of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. The research includes three parts. It accomplishes this ...
The Hymn of the Day: Its Development and Use
This thesis depicts the development of the Hymn of the Day as it was born out of Luther’s Graduallied and how the concept of the Hymn of the Day was born out of the Lutheran Reformation. The Graduallied was a hymn Luther ...
Worship Space of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in the Context of Historical Christian Architecture and Art
This study examines the history of Christian architecture and art, and how Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) churches shape worship space in the 21st century. When believers come together in corporate worship ...
Cases of Casuistry Concerning Propriety and Order in the Church
Translated by Benjamin Kuerth, February 23, 2006.