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The Sociology of Worship

Roman R. Williams & Mark T. Mulder Originally published on October 17, 2016, in the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Overview Worship stands as the central act of congregational life. Some have described congregations as organizations whose primary product is the worship service. While churches…
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June 19, 2019
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Congregational Snapshots: Understanding and Engaging Congregations through Cell Phone Photographs

Roman R. Williams Originally published on November 25, 2014 in Studying Congregations. Images are everywhere and everyone—from my school-aged children to professionals schooled in digital media production—is making them. Digital cameras are commonplace, standard equipment in cell phones. These devices record countless photographs and videos,…
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June 3, 2019