1. Interview a pastor, a music leader, and a regular worshiper in a congregation. Ask them what theological expectations are placed upon the music leader.
2. Using the five questions about how a song might be Trinitarian, review some older bodies of worship music. For example, take a hymnal and use the author index for review the songs for Charles Wesley, Isaac Watts, and Fanny Crosby. How Trinitarian are these collections based on the five questions?
3. Using the five questions about how a song might be Trinitarian, review some newer collections of worship music. Possibilities might include the CD entitled Trinity (2006, Authentic Media) with songs by Phatfish, Matt Redman, Brenton Brown at others or a collection by Stuart Townend.
4. If you can access the CCLI database, do subject and keyword searches for “Trinity.” How many songs appear? Is there a common thread to them
5. Review the hymns, songs, or canticles in the New Testament. How much emphasis do they put on divine names (nouns), qualities (adjectives), or activities (verbs)?
6. Take a look at the following Scriptures: Luke 1:26-38; Luke 3:21-22; Romans 1:1-14; Romans 3:25-26; Romans 8:11; and Galatians 4:4-6. Although they do not use the word “Trinity,” how do these Scriptures speak of saving activity as a cooperative effort of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit?
7. Compare the conclusions of this article with those found in Robin Parry’s Worshipping Trinity: Coming Back to the Heart of Worship (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2005).
The following link is a full-length lecture I gave on this topic: http://www.sbts.edu/MP3/icw/20060929ruth.mp3