The Don Williams video, “The Language of Sacrifice” resounded with me. “Worship is giving, not getting!” We are the sacrifice! A Jewish person would not dream of attempting to approach God without a sacrifice; how often do I approach God without having made the appropriate sacrifice?
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At the center of the universe is an all-powerful, eternal God. God is the Creator of all things, and created all things for His glory and pleasure. As Creator, God is also sovereign King over His creation. God’s supreme creative act was that of mankind, whom He created after His own image. God displayed His [...]
N. T. Wright’s book, “Surprised by Hope” is an incredibly well-written, emotive and layman-accessible work of theology in which the author examines the historical and traditional Christian views of resurrection and heaven, and brings fresh application of these doctrines to the practical work of the church. Wright, in his own introduction after briefly mentioning various [...]
N. T. Wright uses this phrase in the video segment Scriptural Resources for Worship as he describes John’s account of the throne room of heaven in Revelation 4-5. Having just completed Wright’s books Simply Christian and Surprised by Hope, I understand this phrase much more fully than if I had watched this video clip in [...]
As I read and watched some of the media content this past week, in particular the Don Williams video, Approaching God, I began to ask myself if there is a way to incorporate both enthusiastic, joyful, thanksgiving praise of God as Creator and the giver of life and all good things with the more introspective, [...]
I love Kathryn Scott’s commentary on holistic worship in the “How We Worship” segment of the “What Is Worship” DVD. She describes a worldview that does not compartmentalize the various aspects and spheres of our life, as we are so apt to do in western culture, but rather views our life as a single entity [...]