Talk About It

When was the last time you had a conversation with your worship planning group about the theology of worship? Each Christian denomination is built around cohesive ideas about the nature and name of God. There are significant differences in rituals, worship language, and the shape of worship from church to church. There are also the personal theological ideas and beliefs which each one of us bring.
When we plan worship on autopilot, we can sometimes neglect the smaller details which highlight the unique differences between our denomination and the religious practices of Christian neighbors up the road. Yet, it is these differences, sometimes subtle, which help define a Christian culture. Deep dialogue about the history, practice and meaning of the various movements of worship is a simple way to revive worship. ┬áIt will turn everyone’s attention to the significance and potential power of everything from a unison prayer to the order of songs within the service. Take some time, and talk about it.