Monday, October 30, 2017

Another 95 Theses

Just in from Jonathan Aigner – 95 More for the Modern Church’s Door: Sparking a Reformation in the Entertainment Church.  As usual, he offers excellent thoughts on worship in the modern church.  Here are just a few (emphasis his):
31. Corporate worship that is either contemporary or traditional is toxic to the church.
32. All worship should be historic because it recalls the creative and redemptive acts of God.
33. All worship is contemporary, because we’re doing it now.
34. All worship should be future, because it foretells the coming victory when the curse will be broken and all will be set aright.
He offers a version of lex orandi, lex credendi (the law of prayer is the law of belief):
47. Bad worship begets bad theology. Bad theology begets a bloated, unhealthy church.
And for all those craving intimacy with God:
64. Worship that seeks God through word and sacrament is an act of intimacy.
As a warning, some of the points are PG in nature, but they are well worth reading.

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