The Wonder of Worship

The Wonder of Worship Author Keith Drury
ISBN-10 0898272432
Year 2002-04-01
Pages 298
Language en
Publisher
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This easy reader of church history traces the development of prayer, music, preaching, sacraments and other rituals. It offers clear insight on the reasons behind current worship practices. A helpful book for pastors, worship leaders, or anyone who wonders, "Why do we do that in church?"

Do We Worship the Same God

Do We Worship the Same God Author Miroslav Volf
ISBN-10 9780802866899
Year 2012-11-09
Pages 166
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Often the differences between the three Abrahamic religions -- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- seem more obvious than their commonalities, leading to the question "Do we worship the same God?" Can the answer be "yes" without denying our differences? This volume brings Jewish, Christian, and Muslim philosophers and theologians together to answer this question, offering rare insight into how representatives of each religion view the other monotheistic faiths. Each of their contributions uniquely approaches the primary question from a philosophical perspective that is informed by the practice of worship and prayer. Concepts covered include "sameness" and "oneness," the nature of God, epistemology, and the Trinity. Do We Worship the Same God? models serious-minded, honest, and respectful interreligious dialogue and gives us new ways to address an ongoing question.

Do We Worship the Same God

Do We Worship the Same God Author Miroslav Volf
ISBN-10 9781467436571
Year 2012-11-09
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Often the differences between the three Abrahamic religions -- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- seem more obvious than their commonalities, leading to the question "Do we worship the same God?" Can the answer be "yes" without denying our differences? This volume brings Jewish, Christian, and Muslim philosophers and theologians together to answer this question, offering rare insight into how representatives of each religion view the other monotheistic faiths. Each of their contributions uniquely approaches the primary question from a philosophical perspective that is informed by the practice of worship and prayer. Concepts covered include "sameness" and "oneness," the nature of God, epistemology, and the Trinity. Do We Worship the Same God? models serious-minded, honest, and respectful interreligious dialogue and gives us new ways to address an ongoing question.

The Altars Where We Worship

The Altars Where We Worship Author Juan M. Floyd-Thomas
ISBN-10 9781611647808
Year 2016-11-18
Pages 225
Language en
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
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While a large percentage of Americans claim religious identity, the number of Americans attending traditional worship services has significantly declined in recent decades. Where, then, are Americans finding meaning in their lives, if not in the context of traditional religion? In this provocative study, the authors argue that the objects of our attention have become our god and fulfilling our desires has become our religion. They examine the religious dimensions of six specific aspects of American culture—body and sex, big business, entertainment, politics, sports, and science and technology—that function as "altars" where Americans gather to worship and produce meaning for their lives. The Altars Where We Worship shows how these secular altars provide resources for understanding the self, others, and the world itself. "For better or worse," the authors write, "we are faced with the reality that human experiences before these altars contain religious characteristics in common with experiences before more traditional altars." Readers will come away with a clearer understanding of what religion is after exploring the thoroughly religious aspects of popular culture in the United States.

Why We Worship

Why We Worship Author Alexander Victor
ISBN-10 9781628473063
Year 2013-10-21
Pages 140
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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It is not enough to worship simply because we are called and obliged to, or because we love to worship: it is expedient to understand WHY WE WORSHIP. The fact that God is the object of our worship doesn’t automatically guarantee that He is the recipient thereof, as there are fundamental, undergirding principles for worship that is acceptable unto God. True worship is a function of understanding, the understanding that ONLY the Word of God gives. In this expository, simple-to-read, exciting and engaging book from Alexander’s worship discovery series, he expounds this subject, citing various biblical references and real-life applications of worship principles. Worship is effective when you know whom you worship, how you worship, and why. The truths in this book will help to deepen your understanding of the true purpose and nature of worship, so that together, we can worship God in spirit and truth.

We Become What We Worship

We Become What We Worship Author G. K. Beale
ISBN-10 9780830828777
Year 2008-10-08
Pages 341
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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Introduction -- A foundational example of becoming like what we worship : Isaiah 6 -- Becoming like what we worship : evidence elsewhere in the Old Testament -- The origin of idolatry in the Old Testament -- Becoming like what we worship : Judaism -- Becoming like what we worship : the Gospels -- Idolatry in Acts -- Becoming like what we worship : Paul's Epistles -- Becoming like what we worship : the book of Revelation -- The reversal from reflecting the image of idols to reflecting God's image -- Conclusion: So what difference does it make?

Why Do We Wear Ashes

Why Do We Wear Ashes Author Paul L. Larsen
ISBN-10 9781556732843
Year 1991
Pages 71
Language en
Publisher CSS Publishing
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"I was struck by the way these dramas relate to children and young people, and by how they involve children and youth in the presentations. At the same time, they have a significant message for adults. It strikes me that they could also be used when youth and children prepare programs to present in the Sunday school or for a program at family night events in the parish." Lowell O. Erdahl Bishop Saint Paul Area Synod ELCA "Larsen has written a set of sensitive chancel dramas that are inclusive and therefore, usable in a variety of congregations. The themes deal with central issues in the lives of liturgical churches. I especially appreciate the use of children in the dramas. Where else do children have a chance to share the spotlight with adults?" Clark Morphew Religion columnist Saint Paul (Minnesota) "Pioneer Press" Using the chancel drama as a pulpit, Paul L. Larsen answers some of the most asked questions about the Christian faith. Each of the nine Lenten dramas offer parts for youth and adults. Performance time is about 10 minutes each. Questions addressed in this book include: Why do we wear ashes? Why do we sing hymns? Why do we confess our sins? Why do we give? Why do we baptize? Why do we commune? Why do we confirm our faith? Why do we worship so often? Paul L. Larsen is pastor of Hope Lutheran Church, Jordan, Minnesota. He is a graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, and Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota.

The God We Worship

The God We Worship Author Nicholas Wolterstorff
ISBN-10 9781467443296
Year 2015-04-09
Pages 196
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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In The God We Worship Nicholas Wolterstorff takes a ground-up approach to liturgical theology, examining the oft-hidden implications of traditional elements of liturgy. Given that “no liturgy has ever been composed from scratch,” Wolterstorff argues that the assumptions taken into worship are key to perceiving the real depths of historical Christianity’s understanding of God. Across the liturgies of the Orthodox, Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, and Reformed churches, Wolterstorff highlights theologically neglected elements of God, such as an implicit liturgical understanding of God as listener. A dissection of liturgy is not only interesting, Wolterstorff argues, but crucial for reconciling differences between the God studied by theologians and the God worshiped by churchgoers on Sunday.

How Shall We Worship

How Shall We Worship Author Marva J. Dawn
ISBN-10 9781498217545
Year 2015-02-12
Pages 204
Language en
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
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How shall we worship? One source of debate today is the wide variety of worship styles. In How Shall We Worship? Marva Dawn turns to Psalm 96 to investigate key elements of worship, from music to liturgy. She reminds us of the importance of recognizing that worship is for God and not for us.

Breakthrough Worship

Breakthrough Worship Author Cynthia D. Wallace
ISBN-10 9781629984063
Year 2015-03-03
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Charisma Media
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A Lawyer's Guide to Heaven's Courts! How to hear from and be heard by God As a respected international lawyer with a PhD from Cambridge University, Cynthia Day Wallace has lectured around the world. But her most important appearances have been in the courts of heaven. For more than a decade, she has led weekly intercessory Breakthrough Worship gatherings in Switzerland, most recently in a 700-year-old church overlooking the Lake of Geneva. There she and the small prayer team that has joined her have learned how to tune in more closely to the heart of God, interceding for their city, Israel, and the nations of the world. Sharing her own journey of discovery and delight, Dr. Wallace reveals some of the ways she has grown in her understanding of how to seek and sustain God's presence and prophetic power. Reading her story, you will be inspired to pursue a similar encounter, learning: * the difference between passive and active worship * how to prepare your heart * the importance of unity * what can keep you from greater spiritual intimacy Offering principles rather than rules, and urging joy rather than duty, Dr. Wallace invites you to join her in the adventure of becoming an advocate before the eternal judge.

When Women Worship

When Women Worship Author Amie Dockery
ISBN-10 9781441224859
Year 2007-02-05
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Revell
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Women were created for intimacy with God. But so many things get in the way! Past abuse. Regret. Shame. Feelings of unworthiness. How can worship hold any real meaning? Using the model of Mary of Bethany, who anointed Jesus' feet with costly perfume, readers discover how the act of worship itself is transformation. Worship can be a place of truth and transparency! Through stories of gifted women who have overcome tremendous pain and obstacles to become worship leaders today, they show the deepness and wideness of God's love for women everywhere. They also explore the lives of biblical women who worshiped despite oppressive circumstances, and found strength and confidence to continue to focus on God. Readers will find courage to overcome the past and the desire to worship God extravagantly and wholeheartedly.

Equip Perfect Worship

Equip   Perfect  Worship Author Dr. A. Ben Cheriyan
ISBN-10 9781512765007
Year 2016-11-30
Pages 166
Language en
Publisher WestBow Press
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The purpose of this devotional is to allow the church worship team to come together prior to rehearsal or service for a time of learning, encouraging, strengthening, and prayer. This book presents a weekly devotional based on topics that are relevant for the individual team member, as well as the corporate spiritual growth of the group. Each devotional will have a biblical lesson and verse as the main topic, along with a contemporary application in worship. Equip & Perfect: Worship is designed to guide discussions and to help better understand the importance of worshiping God.

Worship

Worship Author Sundee Tucker Frazier
ISBN-10 0830830464
Year 2004-07-08
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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In eight studies Sundee Tucker Frazier helps you dig into the Bible, learning how to worship with your whole life and taking you to the heart of the matter—the character of the God who loves you.