If we can start by agreeing that worship is a conversation, then what unfolds is not a list of appropriate actions and practices but a recognition that a divine—and therefore inherently diverse—dialogue exists and that we are not only invited to speak but to listen.

- Darrell Smith

Darrell Smith Music

Select an album to hear sample tracks, find the full album, and download free lead sheets.




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by Jeff Barker

The Storytelling Church: Adventures in Reclaiming the Role of Story in Worship
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by Leonard Sweet

From Tablet to Table: Where Community Is Found and Identity Is Formed
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by Dr. Constance Cherry

The Worship Architect: A Blueprint for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Faithful Services
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by Dr. Constance Cherry

The Music Architect: Blueprints for Engaging Worshipers in Song
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by Tremper Longman III

Immanuel in Our Place: Seeing Christ in Israel's Worship

by Mark Labberton

The Dangerous Act of Worship: Living God's Call to Justice





"Everything in this world was created for a divine purpose. All forms of modern technology can and should be harnessed to make the world a better place and, in the case of Jews, to spread Judaism in the widest possible manner."

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"The Liturgists are a global community working to subvert the barriers our society builds around religion, race, gender, ability, and sexuality. Our work is centered around compelling discussion, non-judgmental community, and thoughtful, evocative art."

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"Welcome to The Worship Architect web page. Here you will discover helpful information and resources to inspire and enable worship leaders in the local church. I like to think of those of us who have responsibilities for planning and leading worship as 'worship architects.'"


"The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies forms servant leaders in Christian worship renewal and education through graduate academic praxis, grounded in biblical, historical, theological, cultural and missiological reflection in community."

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