Book Review: On Worship, by H. B. CharlesReview by Matt Merker | 01.20.2023
Charles’s book is a welcome addition to the growing number of accessible resources on corporate worship that are focused on the priority of the local church.
Forum: Which Doctrinally Rich Songs Should Your Church Should Sing?By D. Hodge, E. McAllister, J. Kauflin, M. Merker, M. Westerholm | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021
Editor’s note: We asked the question, “What songs should churches sing that teach their people sound doctrine?” Below, we’ve recorded several responses. * * * * * Matt Merker “Hark! The Herald … keep reading…
On Corporate Worship (with Matt Merker) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 161By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Merker | 02.23.2021
In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Matt Merker about Merker’s new book Corporate Worship.
Why Gather? Thinking About Gathering When Churches Can’tBy Matt Merker | 04.24.2020
With Covid-19 causing churches to put public gatherings on hold, it seems like a good time to consider why Christians prioritize gathering in the first place.
25 Hymns to Sing in Troubled TimesBy Matt Merker | 03.15.2020
In a time of uncertainty, what should we sing?
Episode 85: On What Can Miserable Christians Sing (with Carl Trueman and Matt Merker)By C. Trueman, J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Merker | 04.30.2019
If someone walks into your church next Sunday, and they’re miserable from life’s trials and tribulations, what songs will you ask them to sing?
The Five Points of Calvinism and Your Church’s Sunday MeetingBy Matt Merker | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019
It’s vital for those of us who hold to a reformed or “Calvinistic” doctrine of salvation to consider if our corporate worship reflects our professed soteriology.
Corporate WorshipBy Matt Merker
How the Church Gathers as God’s People What Is the Role of Corporate Worship in the Church? Christians worship God at church every week, but many don’t know exactly what … keep reading…
Episode 42: On the Usefulness of Pastoral Internships (with Matt Merker)By M. Dever, M. Merker | 03.06.2018
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Matt Merker—a pastoral assistant at Capitol Hill Baptist Church—chats with Mark Dever about the usefulness of pastoral internships.
Episode 30: On Planning the Sunday Gathering (with Matt Merker)By M. Dever, M. Merker | 12.05.2017
What goes into planning the Sunday gathering? Who should pick the songs, the Scripture readings, the types of prayer?
Why and how do we sing to one other?By Matt Merker | 11.15.2017
We all understand that our singing during our gatherings is for God. But do we also think about how we’re supposed to sing to each other?
How should a worship service be ordered?By Matt Merker | 09.07.2017
Preach the Bible, read the Bible, pray the Bible, sing the Bible, and see the Bible.
What’s the Goal of a Music Ministry?By Matt Merker | 08.08.2017
The goal of a music ministry is to accompany, facilitate, and enhance the singing of the people of God. In this sense, everyone in the church is part of the choir.
VIDEO: How do you strengthen congregational singing?By Matt Merker | 07.06.2017
— Teach on it; sing accessible, excellent songs; accentuate voices, not music.
Beyond the Worship SetBy Matt Merker | 9Marks Journal: The Church Singing | 04.23.2014
What exactly is “the worship set”? And should it be a given in our churches?