Author Archives: Warren Anderson

About Warren Anderson

Emmaus Road Worshipers is written by Dr. Warren Anderson, Director of the Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts at Judson University (Elgin, Ill.), where he also directs the Judson University Choir. A Judson alumnus, he has served his alma mater in a number of capacities over the past 30+ years, especially the chapel ministry, which he led for 22 years. From 1982-2016, Dr. Anderson served six different churches--American Baptist (X2), Converge, Evangelical Free Church of America, Roman Catholic, and United Methodist--as a "weekend warrior" worship musician/pastor. He is a former member of the editorial board of Worship Leader magazine. The views expressed in this blog are not necessarily the views of Judson University.

A Gift from the Judson University Choir

The Judson University Choir traveled to Iowa and Illinois over the weekend as part of our annual fall tour.  I didn’t have much time to write, so I’ll plan to continue the series of reflections on worship in the contemporary … Continue reading

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An Appreciation of Eugene Peterson (in Three Parts)

“We would sin a great deal more than we do if we were only energetic enough and were provided more generous opportunities.” Continue reading

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Reflection #16 on Worship in the Contemporary American Church

“Creative contemporary worship leaders are using a variety of instruments–beyond the stereotypical praise band lineup (electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, keys, and vocalists)–to great effect.” Continue reading

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Reflection #15 on Worship in the Contemporary American Church

“I will try hard not to roll my eyes every time a preacher throws in gratuitous references to daily workout regimens, and I hope my physically fit friends will extend a little grace to those of us who can’t buy off the rack in most stores.” Continue reading

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Keller on Kavanaugh (Sorta)

“[T]houghtful Christians, all trying to obey God’s call, c[an] reasonably appear at different places on the political spectrum, with loyalties to different political strategies.” Continue reading

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Reflection #14 on Worship in the Contemporary American Church

“Churches that use high-top tables in place of pulpits would do well to find other ways to convey God’s transcendence in their worship services.” Continue reading

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Reflection #13 on Worship in the Contemporary American Church

“I also wonder if younger people, whose reliance on screens is well documented, might actually get more out of messages delivered via video feeds.”  Continue reading

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