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This issue marks two significant anniversaries, the 400th year of the King James Bible and the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Presbyterian Directory for Worship.  In addition, theologians and other church leaders will reflect on the liturgical movements and developments of recent decades, taking stock of where we’ve come from, where we are, where we’re going, in music, liturgy, and the liturgical arts. November 2011.

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In this issue

The King James Bible: 400 Years and Counting, Michael Morgan
Tradition vs. Innovation in Church Music, David W. Music
The Work of the People: Connecting Worship, Cosmology, and Social Justice, Jill Crainshaw
Ministry in the Long Emergency, D. Cameron Murchison; response by Kimberly Bracken Long
Art in Reformed Worship: An Interview with William A. Dyrness, Sally Ann McKinsey
The Work of Our Hands: Unweavings®, Laurie Wohl
The Presbyterian Directory for Worship of 1961 and Robert McAfee Brown, Arlo D. Duba
Invitation to the Word, Teresa Lockhart Stricklen

Glory to God, Mary Margaret Flannagan
A Pastor’s Viewpoint, Marci Auld Glass
A Musician’s Viewpoint, Joby Bell

Lucinda Naylor

Featured article

Read "Tradition vs. Innovation in Church Music" by David W. Music. 

Learn more

Read the 1961 UPCUSA Directory for Worship.
Read the 1963 PCUS Directory for Worship.

Learn about Glory to God, the 2013 Presbyterian Hymnal.

Further reading

Arlo D. Duba, Presbyterian Worship in the Twentieth Century (OSL Publications, 2012)