This book review demonstrates how James Jordan's views on worship are seriously flawed & how his writings 'often show more charity toward Papists, than toward the Reformed faith' (Reed, Canterbury Tales, p. 28). It also shows how Jordan has rejected classic Reformation teaching related to worship (the regulative principle of worship) & is heading toward Roman Catholicism.
Reed's The Canterbury Tales: An Extended Review and Commentary Based upon the Geneva Papers, the book reviewed here, is free on the web at http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/Canterbu.htm
In it Reed writes,
'...readers will find many alarming trends within the Tyler mentality of worship. Specifically, the activities of the church contain many corruptions of worship, under the guise of liturgical reconstruction. This corruption is evident by
(1.) their repudiation of the Reformed regulative principle of worship;
(2.) their reintroduction of superstitious & unwarranted practices into the church;
(3.) their rejection of confessional Presbyterianism.'
Reed also deals with Jordan's studies on 'Christianity and the Calendar,' 'Liturgical Notes,' & 'Symbolism: A Manifesto.'
Click on the 'Outside Web Link' below and view Reformation CD 19 for a number of classic and contemporary resources defending historic Puritan, Reformed and Presbyterian principles & practices in worship on the basis of the the sovereignty of God. This CD also extensively covers the sovereignty of God in salvation.