...At least it's the best one I've ever read. I can't believe I haven't come across this earlier. It comes from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. They have put together an amazing resource similar to The Book of Common Prayer called The Worship Sourcebook, the prologue of which lists "eight foundational principles for a theology of worship". Here is the conclusion of this one pager:

Conclusion: These norms, which are more illustrative than exhaustive, point to enduring lessons of Christian wisdom drawn from two thousand years of practice and reflection. And because they are so important, these basic norms must not simply reside in books and websites about worship, they must function habitually in the working imaginations of worship leaders and worshipers each week. Those who lead worship and those who gather in the pew have the joyful task of imagining how worship can be truly biblical, dialogic, covenantal, trinitarian, hospitable, and excellent.

Click here to read a concise one page articulation of what we have tried to say in seventy plus posts here at Reform worship.

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