Monthly Archives: November 2012

Online Course on Worship at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (RPTS)

Dr. Dennis Prutow

PT13 – Ministry of Worship

Dennis J. Prutow, D.Min., Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology

(For Dr. Prutow’s full bio please click HERE)
Ministry of Worship (PT13) is a study of the Biblical principles and practices of worship; and a consideration of public worship services, including the administration of the sacraments and weddings and funerals.

Class Number
Audio File
Lecture Notes
Quizzes
Class 1 Part 1 – Pages 1-4Part 2 – Pages 5-13 Course Syllabus &

Handout 1

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Class 2 Part 1 – Pages 16-17Part 2 – Pages 17-19 Handout 2 Quiz 1
Class 3 Part 1 – Pages 20-21 Part 2 – Pages 21-26 Handout 3 Quiz 2
Class 4 Part 1 – Pages 28-30 Part 2 – Pages 30-32 Handout 4 Quiz 3
Class 5 Part 1 – Pages 33-34 Part 2 – Pages 35-36 Handout 5 Quiz 4
Class 6 Part 1 – Pages 37-38Part 2 – Pages 38-39 Handout 6 Quiz 5
Class 7 Part 1- Pages 40-44 Part 2 – Pages 45-48 Handout 7 Handout 8 Quiz 6
Class 8 Part 1 – Pages 48-49 Part 2 – Pages 49-50 Continue withHandout 8 Quiz 7
Class 9 Part 1 – Pages 50-56 Part 2 – Pages 57-58 Finish Handout 8 &Handout 9 Quiz 8
Class 10 Part 1 – Pages 58 Part 2 – Pages 60 Handout 10 Quiz 9
Please Print and complete the final exam and then turn it in. Final Exam

Additional Reading Assignments:

John Calvin, Author’s Preface, Commentary upon the Book of Psalms
The Letter of St. Athenasius to Marcelinus Concerning the Psalms
“The Worship of the Church, A Reformed Theology of Worship,” Committee on the Study of the Doctrine of Worship.
“Psalms in the Worship of the Church,” Committee on the Study of the Doctrine of Worship, June 2004.
Dennis Prutow, “Adrenaline and Worship”
“The Minority Report on Song in the Public Worship of God” submitted to the Fourteenth General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in 1947
Makujina, Measuring the Music: Another Look at the Contemporary Christian Music Debate.
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A new website for confessional Scots: Our Confession

Please find below a link to a new website called Our Confession. The website is an online meeting place for Confessional Scots reformed in doctrine, worship and practice. The purpose of the website is to facilitate discussion with a view to fostering visible unity for those who are separated by denomination.

The website includes relevant articles which will be published on a weekly basis along with a discussion forum. It also includes Church papers written on the issue of Scottish Presbyterian Reunion. Our Confession can be found at www.ourconfession.org.

From the website:

“Welcome to Our Confession, an online meeting place for Scots who hold to the whole doctrine of the Westminster Confession of Faith.

Our Confession is intended to be a place of encouragement and edification for those who hold to the Westminster Confession in its entirety as their subordinate standard and seek to be reformed in doctrine, worship and discipline. Here like-minded believers can discuss issues of interest in a brotherly and constructive atmosphere.

Specifically, Our Confession has been established as an opportunity for those who are separated by denominational boundaries to discuss the issue of fostering visible unity in confessional Scottish presbyterianism.

Anyone who values the cause of Christ will surely mourn over the splintered state of the Church in Scotland and desire true visible unity. We want to discuss in a spirit of fellowship and mutual respect what differences and barriers there may be between denominations and how they could be overcome.”

New Articles: The Martial Ethos of Historic Reformed Worship series by Rev. John Sawtelle

New articles added to the Articles Online page:

The Martial Ethos of Historic Reformed Worship: Psalm-singing for vigorous Kingdom service (part 1) by John Sawtelle

The Martial Ethos of Historic Reformed Worship: Psalm-singing for vigorous Kingdom service (part 2) by John Sawtelle

The Martial Ethos of Historic Reformed Worship: Psalm-singing for Vigorous Kingdom Service (part 3) by John Sawtelle

The Martial Ethos of Historic Reformed Worship: Psalm singing and persecution in France by John Sawtelle

The Martial Ethos of Historic Reformed Worship: Psalm singing and persecution in the Netherlands by John Sawtelle

The Martial Ethos of Historic Reformed Worship: Psalm singing, persecution, and public resistance in the 16th century British Isles by John Sawtelle

The Martial Ethos of Historic Reformed Worship: Psalm singing and civil defense in early 17th century Geneva by John Sawtelle

Thanks to Rev. John Sawtelle for putting these posts together. Rev. Sawtelle is the Pastor of the All Saints Reformed Presbyterian Church (RPCNA) in Brea, CA

New Articles: The Rise and Decline of Exclusive Canonical Psalmody…

Ran across these articles today from Rev. John Sawtelle at the Calvin on Tap blog…

The Rise and Decline of Exclusive Canonical Psalmody in the Reformed and Presbyterian Churches: A Brief Introduction, Part 1 by John Sawtelle

The Rise and Decline of Exclusive Canonical Psalmody in the Reformed and Presbyterian Churches: The Rise of Exclusive Canonical Psalmody in Geneva, Part 2 by John Sawtelle

The Rise and Decline of Exclusive Canonical Psalmody in the Reformed and Presbyterian Churches: The Decline of Exclusive Canonical Psalmody in Geneva, Part 3 by John Sawtelle

The Rise and Decline of Exclusive Canonical Psalmody in the Reformed and Presbyterian Churches: The German Reformed Church, Part 4 by John Sawtelle

John Sawtelle is the Pastor of the All Saints Reformed Presbyterian Church (RPCNA) in Brea, CA

Latest UPDATE from Project Psalms…

Just got an update from the producers of Project Psalms:

“by the grace of God Project Psalms has now finished recording all 150 Psalms from the Scottish Psalter of 1650, including both versions of 13 of the Psalms.

We are now left with the task of Editing/Mixing, Mastering, CD Package Production, and Postage. We estimate that we will only need another $8,645.00 to complete the project. We are looking for larger donors now (in the range of $500-$1,000.00, or the whole lot!). Of course people who want to donate less than $500.00 are welcome to, however they will not receive the physical CD compilation and booklets.

Once the costs are covered, the MP3’s will be available for free download online for all to use without restrictions on non-profit reproduction and distribution.”

To learn more about Project Psalms, go to their website Project Psalms.

Previous Posts regarding Project Psalms:

Project Psalms 8/17/2011

UPDATE: From the Producers of Project Psalms 11/17/2011

UPDATE: on Project Psalms  2/14/2012