In this morning’s sermon, I mentioned that there are still skeptics who like to cast doubt on the central claim of Christianity: that Jesus rose again from the dead. This short article from Modern Reformation magazine, answers 7 of the most common objections.
Over at the Liberate blog, Zac Hicks has some fantastic thoughts on worship and liturgy, specifically who is doing what in worship. Here at Christ Presbyterian, we often say that worship is a “conversation between God and his people.” When you pair that thought with Zac’s insights on liturgy, you come away with a full-orbed understanding of the who and what of worship. I commend it to you!
Four years ago, philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff initiated what would become a change in my perspective on worship by diving into the etymology of an often mis-defined word. We often hear that “liturgy” means “the work of the people.” Wolterstorff challenges that:
Scripture is filled with commands that Christians are to keep and our Larger Catechism goes into great detail about the requirements and duties that are put on us through the continuing validity of the Ten Commandments. Rather than repeat or list all of the commands of Scripture here, I want to give you a rubric for understanding those commands: repentance and faith.