Christopher Hall invites us to accompany the church fathers as they enter the sanctuary for worship and the chapel for prayer. He also takes us to the wilderness, where we learn from the early monastics as they draw close to God in their solitary discipline. Readers will enjoy a rich and rare schooling in developing their spiritual life in this unique survey of the life of worship from the perspective of the early Church.
In Story-Shaped Worship Robbie Castleman attempts nothing less than to uncover the fundamental shape of worship. Right worship doesn't require a traditionalist return to earlier forms of church, she argues, but a fresh response to God in light of the revealed patterns of worship we find in the Bible and church history.
What happens when a diverse church glorifies the global God? Innovative worship leader Sandra Van Opstal provides biblical foundations for multiethnic worship, with practical tools and resources for planning services that reflect God's invitation for all peoples to praise him. When multiethnic worship is done well, the church models reconciliation and prophetic justice for every tribe and tongue.
Christians have often been divided over the theology and practice of worship, with differing views about spiritual gifts, the place of liturgy, the weight given to "whole-life" worship, and the role and style of music. John Risbridger's exposition seeks to establish common ground, following a loosely trinitarian structure and showcasing a variety of "voices" in the Psalms.
The theological understanding of the Lord's Supper is presented by members of five differing theological traditions: Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, Pentecostal and Baptist. Each contributor responds to the others, helping readers to understand the convergence and divergence among the five traditions.
Holly Allen and Christine Lawton offer a complete framework for intentional intergenerational Christian formation in the church. Providing theoretical foundations and case studies of intergenerational congregations, this book offers hope that worship, learning, communit,y and service can all be achieved intergenerationally.
Through careful exegesis in both Old and New Testaments, David Peterson unveils the total life-orientation of worship that is found in Scripture. Rather than determining for ourselves how we should worship, we, his people, are called to engage with God on the terms he proposes and in the way he alone makes possible.
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