Tim Keller on Evangelistic Worship, Part 1

Tim Keller's article, "Evangelistic Worship" (published in June of 2001) should be required reading for anyone who desires to think carefully about the intersection of historic liturgy and contemporary worship styles. Next week I plan to look at the article's content. However, today I want to share the resources that Keller references in the footnotes. The article is carefully documented and the footnotes contain a wealth of information, including his citations of multiple sources. All the sources referenced are listed in the bibliography below. This list would be a great place to start a study of worship history and practice.


  1. Michael S. Hamilton, "The Triumph of the Praise Songs," Christianity Today (July 12, 1999) vol.43, no.8, p.28
  2. Marva Dawn, Reaching Out without Dumbing Down (Eerdmans, 1995)
  3. David Wells, “A Tale of Two Spiritualities” in Losing Our Virtue (Eerdmans, 1998)
  4. Lyle Schaller “Worshipping with New Generations” in 21 Bridges to the 21st Century (Abingdon, 1994)
  5. C.Peter Wagner, The New Apostolic Churches (Regal, 1998)
  6. C.Peter Wagner, “Another New Wineskin--the New Apostolic Reformation” in Next (Leadership Network: Jan-Mar, 1999)
  7. Sally Morganthaler, "Out of the Box: Authentic Worship in a Postmodern Culture," Worship Leader, May-June, 1998, p.24ff
  8. Fernando Ortega interview in Prism, Nov/Dec 1997
  9. Calvin M.Johansson, Music and Ministry: A Biblical Counterpoint (Hendrickson, 1984)
  10. Robert E. Webber, Blended Worship: Achieving Substance and Relevance in Worship (Hendrickson, 1996)
  11. Andrew F. Walls, The Missionary Movement in Christian History: Studies in the Transmission of the Faith (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1996)
  12. Richard Lints, The Fabric of Theology: A Prolegomenon for Evangelical Theology (Eerdmans, 1993)
  13. John Leith, Introduction to the Reformed Tradition, (John Knox, 1981)
  14. James F.White, A Brief History of Christian Worship (Abingdon, 1993)
  15. John M. Frame, Worship in Spirit and Truth (Presbyterian and Reformed, 1996)
  16. Ed Dobson, Starting a Seeker Sensitive Service (Zondervan, 1993)
  17. John H. Armstrong, "The Mad Rush to Seeker Sensitive Worship" in Modern Reformation, Jan/Feb 1995, p.25
  18. Harry S. Stout, The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism. (Eerdmans, 1991)