What is Worshipedia?
Worshipedia is an online library of resources specifically focused on understanding and applying, both personally and corporately, Biblically based and historically orthodox Christian worship. Worshipedia features scholarly and practical materials from hundreds of seminary professors, pastors, worship leaders, artists, denominational authorities, and many other leading thinkers and writers. Currently featuring several thousand entries, Worshipedia is an ever-expanding resource with new materials added weekly.
Who is Stonebridge?
Stonebridge Institute is a non-profit ministry established to be a learning and resource center for clergy, worship leaders, educators, and laypeople who are seeking to reclaim God’s story and the personal and corporate applications of biblically based and historically orthodox worship renewal in their communities, their churches, and their lives. Our intent is develop resources and provide services to help Christian worshipers become “complete worshipers,” prepared biblically, historically, theologically, culturally, and missiologically to engage in disciplined and spontaneous acts of worship that are both grounded and fervent. In short, our passion is to proclaim the story of the God who became one of us to rescue the world.
What do we believe?
In terms of the Bible's authority, we believe God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.
In terms of orthodoxy, we hold to the two great creeds of the Church, the Nicene and the Apostle's Creeds, that respectively state:
WE BELIEVE in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
WE BELIEVE in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
WE BELIEVE in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets.
WE BELIEVE in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
WE ACKNOWLEDGE one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
WE LOOK for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
WE BELIEVE in God, the Father Almighty,
the Maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
He descended into hell.
The third day He arose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
WE BELIEVE in the Holy Ghost;
the holy catholic church;
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body; Amen.