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Some First Thoughts on Context and Covenant Faithfulness

“Under the Davidic covenant, the nations were particularly encouraged to join in Israel’s homage to God. They were encouraged to sing along.” via From Silence to Song: The Davidic Liturgical Revolution (Peter Leithart) This statement has pretty strong implications for how

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Thoughts on Sovereignty, Salvation, and (more-than) Soul-Care

How do we begin to show people that a full-orbed view of the kingdom involves more than just salvation? Webber points out what is the dominant trend in much of Christian worship: “The exclusive preoccupation with the satisfaction theory of

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Worship as Language: Where do we go from here?

This little mini-series of worship (and music) as language is coming to an end; for a recap of all the posts, they are linked here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. In order to conclude our discussion, we

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On Spontaneity and Structure: What We Remember

Webber writes: “One does not need to become liturgical to become more biblical in worship. Remembrance of God’s actions in history to save the world can be effectively done in a spontaneous way as well.” I know that I am

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To Enliven Our Hearts of Things to Come

We don’t have much of a place for ritual here in the west, at least not formal ritual. Ritual slaps in the face of modernity. Ritual doesn’t make us think of forward progress, but instead makes us think of being

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