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Titles by: David Gambrell

Author: David Gambrell

David Gambrell is Associate for Worship in the Office of Theology and Worship of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), author of Breathing Spirit into Dust: Fifty Hymn Texts, and coeditor of the 2018 Book of Common Worship.

Creation Care in Glory to God
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Creation Care in Glory to God

The hymns in Glory to God often explore the wonders and complexities of God's creation. This essay highlights how to use the new hymnal in worship that examines ecological themes and the ways humans are charged with caring for the earth.

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The Directory for Worship
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The Directory for Worship

The Directory for Worship from the Book of Order provides a theological understanding of worship that is founded on Scripture and rooted in the history and tradition of the church. This Leader Reader, "The Directory for Worship from the Book of Orde...

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Liturgy in <i>Glory to God</i>
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Liturgy in Glory to God

In this free one-session study, "Liturgy in Glory to God," Christians will learn about the liturgical text in the new hymnal, and how they can use these worship resources in their congregation.

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Liturgy in the New Hymnal
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Liturgy in the New Hymnal

The new Presbyterian Hymnal, Glory to God, will begin with thirty pages of worship materials, including the Service for the Lord's Day, liturgy for baptism, and services for daily prayer. The aim is to reintroduce the treasures of the Reformed litur...

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Presbyterian Worship Questions and Answers
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Presbyterian Worship Questions and Answers

Presbyterian worship is known for its balance between form and freedom, seeking to be faithful to the leading of God’s Word and open to the movement of God’s spirit. For those who plan, lead, and participate in worship, living within this tension ca...

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The Sacrament of Baptism
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The Sacrament of Baptism

The goal of this study on Presbyterian doctrine and beliefs is to develop an understanding of the scriptural and Reformed theological understandings of baptism.Baptism is the foundation for our participation in every aspect of the church's ministry:...

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The Sacrament of Communion
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The Sacrament of Communion

The practice of communion should have the quality of a joyful feast. It is not intended to be a somber memorial but a true celebration of all that God has done, a glad gathering in the presence of the risen Christ, and a foretaste of the heavenly ba...

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Selecting Music for Worship
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Selecting Music for Worship

There are many resources to help Presbyterian leaders select music for worship. This one-session study, "Selecting Music for Worship," explains the purpose of music in worship and why selecting appropriate music for worship is so important. The role...

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Social Justice Themes in <i>Glory to God</i>
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Social Justice Themes in Glory to God

This brief essay highlights one hymn in each of the subsections that make up Glory to God, focusing on new songs about peacemaking and social justice in this collection. Readers should have a copy of the hymnal handy in order to read the full texts ...

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The Use of Psalms in Worship
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The Use of Psalms in Worship

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The biblical book of Psalms can be a good way to understand the journey of the Christian life, as the psalms contain words of praise, thanksgiving, and lament. The psalms are meant to be sung, and have historically been an important part of worship....

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