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Ecclesiology and worship

8 December 2009

One of the things that has sometimes puzzled me, and sometimes surprised me, is the way that the word “worship” seems to mean completely different things to Christians of different backgrounds and traditions.

Then I discovered this post that explained the link between ecclesiology and worship, and it helped to make it a little clearer: Until Translucent: “An interesting piece from the Duke Div School blog, answering a graduate who wrote in asking how to deal with a congregation that didn’t seem to appreciate the sacraments. The answer is quite insightful and helps me along a bit in my constant struggle to grasp how people formed in evangelicalism think about church (on a very basic, ‘why are we even here today?’ level).”

Thanks to Fr Andrew for the link to the Duke Divinity School blog, where the original was; it is well worth reading.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. John permalink
    9 December 2009 8:30 am

    Perhaps the word “worship” means or signifies that in order to be able to practice religion as a moment to moment process with all of ones being, every one (one at a time and altogether too) needs to create a worthy vessel (ship) out of ones body-mind complex with which to practice.

    Why?

    So that ones body, mind and feeling-emotion is in a state of harmony so that one is thus capable of feeling The Divine Presence, and feeling all other beings too.

  2. Fr. Andrew permalink
    12 December 2009 2:22 am

    You can find the blog post in question here

    • 12 December 2009 7:35 am

      Thanks very much for that – I’ll link it to the main post.

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