Friday, January 26, 2007

Random Scribblings

Ok, these are just random thoughts that I've had over the past two days while reading a couple of different books. They're not really related to each other in any way, just thoughts I want to be sure not to forget:

  • (musing while reading Authentic Worship in a Changing Culture) In my thesis about the necessity of participation I should spend some time on the social reasons we don't participate. What in the broader culture makes it difficult to participate? Are we being re-programmed by society to be passive consumers? Were we originally programmed to be active participants, especially when it comes to worshiping God?
  • So, it's not just about participation, is it? It's a study about what happens in Christian Worship. How do we plan worship that is more than a series of events that don't mean much. How do we plan worship that tells the story in such a way that we meet God in His temple? How do we facilitate worship that is a community gathered around the word and table to be fed and nourished by God? AND WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT ANYWAY?!?!
  • Two books, What Are the Essentials of Christian Worship and Christian Worship:Glorifying and Enjoying God, state this important point - Jesus is made known throughout the New Testament (Luke's Emmaus Road story for example) to the people through preaching the Word and through breaking the bread. These two elements are necessary for the other
Maybe I'll get to answer all these questions at some point.

2 Comments:

Blogger Elaine said...

Daily, weekly, what's the difference?

Elaine -- who is writing this on Wednesday FIVE days after the last post -- but who's counting.

9:12 PM  
Blogger Amy Stewart said...

hey now - i've been a little busy! I'm tryin' to get ready for the women's retreat. I'll post something, hopefully tomorrow or Friday.

9:21 PM  

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