Sunday, June 12, 2011

Worship Does God's Story

"In a world where worship follows the culture and becomes like another TV program - presenting, entertaining, satisfying to religious consumerism - it is no wonder that even a pastor trained in seminary knows little to nothing about the meaning of worship.

The problem goest even deeper, however.  It goes to the heart of the Good News.  Worship - daily, weekly, yearly - is rooted in the gospel.  And when worship fails to proclaim, sing, and enact at the Table the Good News that God not only saves sinners but also narrates the whole world, it is not only worship that becomes corrupted by the culture, it is also the gospel.  Not only has worship lost its way, but the fullness of the gospel, the story which worship does, has been lost."

Robert E. Webber, Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God's Narrative (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2008), 40. 

Soli Deo Gloria

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