• As it is in heaven? : reflections on liturgical reframing 

      Cilliers, Johan (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2009)
      This article reflects on the phenomenon of a growing dissatisfaction and restlessness with traditional forms of worship as well as on some conceptions of the notion of liturgical renewal. It proposes that a fundamental ...
    • The liminality of liturgy 

      Cilliers, Johan (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2010)
      This paper proposes that the church cannot be edified without taking cognizance of the role and function of liturgy. Whilst liturgical experimentation seems to be the rule of the day, a plea is made for responsible liturgical ...
    • Living with divine discomfort : the beauty of a life of folly 

      Thesnaar, C. H. (Pieter de Waal Neethling Trust, 2019)
      It is clear that within the modern age we live, that our tendency is more to live for ourselves than for the others we encounter in our families, communities or societies. In this regard it is timely to explore whether it ...
    • The naked liturgist – Church without a building for people without a house 

      Mostert, Martin (Pieter de Waal Neethling Trust, 2019)
      The concept of “public” (as used in the term “public worship) is interrogated in the light of Paul’s understanding of nakedness/clothedness in 2 Corinthians 5:1–11. The conclusion drawn is that Christian liturgy is actually ...
    • A royal waste of time? : perspectives on liturgy as space against waste 

      Cilliers, Johan (Stellenbosch University, 2014)
      In this article a brief look is taken at the so-called ‘functionality’ and ‘non-functionality’ of the worship service. It is argued that both these notions are necessary if the worship service is to play a meaningful role ...