Blog-within-a-Blog

  • Seven Mistakes Every Church Should Avoid
    Whether you agree with any or all of the "mistakes" mentioned in this article, it is certainly worth the read and can serve as a helpful springboard for discussion on the biblical/theological/historical nature of the Church.
  • Why men have stopped singing in church
    A fascinating discussion is unfolding at churchformen.com regarding the disappearance of singing (especially by men) in most churches with a contemporary bent. Although I consider worship to be much more holistic and diverse than what the author is focused on, the discussion there is nonetheless a worthwhile read.
  • The Anglican-Episcopal Divide Widens Further
    NT Wright offers a honest and somewhat heavy-hearted perspective regarding The Episcopal Church (TEC) in the U.S., and their decision to further formalize their decision to appoint to all orders of ministry, persons in active same-sex relationships. This marks a clear break with the rest of the Anglican Communion.
  • "I Am Second"- Incredible Personal Stories
    Personal testimony stories are a dime-a-dozen on the internet. YouTube and a plethora of other sites offer them. But you will NEVER find striking personal stories about life and loss and struggle and victory and faith like you will encounter at www.iamsecond.com. This is a resource site you MUST visit for yourself and then bookmark.
  • Charles Wesley's secret code diary cracked by priest
    An Anglican priest has unlocked the 270-year-old secrets of Charles Wesley's coded diary, throwing light on the turbulent relationship that he had with his brother John in the early years of the Methodist movement they founded... The “hidden” material offers an insight into Wesley's fierce determination to prevent the Methodist societies from breaking away from the Church of England, and disagreements with his more influential older brother.
Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 08/2003

Technorati

« Reclaiming the Ancient Practice of Catechesis, part 2 | Main | Communion on Ash Wednesday? »

December 28, 2009

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Linked to you on http://conversationsatintersections.blogspot.com/

I will respond for now just to the general topic of cultural engagement as it relates to worship. I believe there are two general errors: 1) how we worship should not relate and/or adapt to the culture and/or 2) how we worship should primarily relate to the culture ie. the message stays the same but the methods change. In my view the flexible middle is most healthy. I have tried to live into this middle place by helping my congregation learn to reconnect to ancient prayer methods such as the use of icons and praying the psalms. But we use projection, modern translations, guitars with the psalm, etc.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Desert Pastor

My Photo