Why Studying Cranmer Can Be Valuable for Worship Leaders Today

Zac HicksCulture, Worship Theology & ThoughtLeave a Comment

Periodically, I will be blogging over at Reformed Worship, a broad and thoughtful home for deep reflection and great resources. My first submission is a plea for folks in our Reformed tradition (and beyond) to take seriously the investigation of Thomas Cranmer, sixteenth century English Archbishop and architect of the Book of Common Prayer.

In the article, I discuss why we’re tempted to overlook him as one of the Reformation’s best worship thinkers and why he should be considered as someone who was laboring within the Reformed tradition (theologically, he’s been unfortunately pegged all over the map). Then I offer takeaways for how his work as a “missional liturgist” (someone who thought about how to contextualize historic Christian worship for the people his day and age) can inform our practice. Go check it out!

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