Key Question: If worship is primarily an attitude that is toward God, for God, about God, and due God, what behaviors express that attitude?
Results from the 111305 Collegium: What physical elements can we include in a worship experience?
- loud/soft zones (physical space or time)
- guitars and other instruments
- bowing as a group activity
- rhythm instruments for all
- worship leader(s)
These four passages contain the words of worship, but also many actions:
- casting crowns
- holding (playing?) a musical instrument
- increasing volume
- wearing special clothing
- holding (waving?) palm branches
- What are the cultural considerations in interpreting and applying the actions for today?
- What is the content of the spoken/sung words? Is our vocabulary up to snuff? Where should we improve?
Questions about one's 'favorite worship song' to modify and consider:
See What's your favorite worship song? And who cares? for a good discussion on these questions.
- What significance does this song have to you as a worshipper?
- What biblically-grounded worship theme does it express?
- What biblically-precedented action does it enact? (promise-making, sacrificing-offering, sin-confessing, etc)
- What community characteristics does it help form? Or what Christian virtues does it promote?
- What is the story behind your love of this song?
Related article(s)/blog post(s):
Spectatorship is ruining the worship experience within congregations every week.
COLLEGIUM 110605 What is worship?
RELEVANT OR CLEAR?
WHAT IT MEANS TO ME???