“If your idea of God, if your idea of the salvation offered in Christ, is vague or remote, your idea of worship will be fuzzy and ill-formed. The closer you get to the truth, the clearer becomes the beauty, and the more you will find worship welling up within you. That’s why theology and worship belong together. The one isn’t just a head; the other isn’t just emotion.”-N.T. Wright (For All God’s Worth, 10)
If ever we allow ourselves to simply know and never live then we have forsaken our knowledge and abandoned God. Knowledge isolated from true worship is deadly to our souls.
“Christian doctrine isn’t a matter of intellectual algebra. It’s directly integrated with the way people behave.” (27)