The Worshiping Community

Monday, 20 Aug 2007

When individuals cut themselves loose from established constraints to enhance the experience of worship, they do so at their own peril.
It is a tragedy that much of the current discussion of worship takes place apart from the doctrine of the church, which has always been the context for this very important subject. The separation of worship from ecclesiology betrays the individualism of American culture which has been "baptized" and uncritically carried over into the church. When viewed through the filter of biblical and classical Protestant thought, much of the "lone-rangerism" of American Evangelicalism can be readily corrected. If anything characterizes the American church it is not a lack of zeal in worship, but a zeal ...

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