Includes Interactive CD-ROM
Everything you need to enhance worship from and for the emerging church.
If 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 and 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 is the director of Youth for Christ in London. He has led worship in churches and festivals across the United Kingdom and has been involved in recording and releasing several alternative worship albums.
Doug Gay has served on the Church of Scotland's Panel on Worship and led and advised on worship throughout the United Kingdom and abroad. A former religious news columnist, he is a minister in East London.