Theology and Worship

“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)


Anonymous said…
That is why the School of Ministry (a one year program for lay leaders taught through The Master's Institute Seminary) I attend uses a "head, heart, hands" approach as its teaching/learning paradigm.

Essentially, God renews our mind, heart, spirit, will, and even our bodies, and then calls us to "do" (expand His Kingdom). Rather like learning to love the Lord with all your heart, mind, soul and strength and to love your neighbor as yourself.
wellis68 said…
that's a good approach. I like that... I might borrow it.
wellis68 said…
good thoughts Pastor Art. Bad or irresponseble understanding of God creates bad or irresponseble people. It all starts and finishes in the heart.