What worship is and how it should be done is one of the most difficult questions with which confessional Reformed and Presbyterian churches are presently faced. Few things will cause trouble in a congregation more quickly than making changes in a worship service. Yet, God’s Word as confessed by the Reformed and Presbyterian Churches is quite clear. We do that in worship which God has commanded and nothing else. This was the formal principle of the Reformation: sola Scriptura. The question is how we get from point A (where we are now) to point B (the Reformation of worship). We also we need ongoing dialogue about the destination. To facilitate Reformation and dialogue about the proper goals of the Reformation of worship, Midway Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Powder Springs GA (metro Atlanta) hosts the annual Reformation Worship Conference. The theme is year is The Psalms for Preaching and Living. Speakers include W. Robert Godfrey, Jon Payne, Mark Ross, T. David Gordon, Rick Phillips, Terry Johnson, Steven Lawson and others. The conference is scheduled for October 23–26 (Thurs–Sun), 2014 at Midway PCA, just west of Atlanta.
David Hall joins us to talk about the role of the Psalms in worship and living. David is married to Ann (that woman is a saint!). They have three grown children. He’s been Senior Pastor of Midway PCA since 2003 and he’s been a minister of Word and sacrament since 1980. He’s a prolific author, having authored or edited more than 20 books including The Practice of Confessional Subscription, Pardigms in Polity, A Theological Guide to Calvin’s Institutes, and Calvin in the Public Square to name but a few. Follow the link to see David’s books that are available on Amazon. It’s always an honor to have my good friend David on the Heidelcast. Here’s the episode:
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