Abductive Columns

Thursday, November 03, 2005

God Oriented Assembly or Self-Experiencing Assembly

Your weekly assembly may be an experience of itself if:

1. There is a hyper-scheduled worship format with little to no room for spontaneity

2. The majority of worship songs drive from one to the other

3. Little opportunities for the assembly to interact outside of singing

4. Avoidance of silence (a constant stream of singing and speaking)

5. No witness or confession

6. Presentation format as opposed to a participatory, experiential format

7. Little to no Christian symbols or art in the midst of the assembly

2 Comments:

At 3:32 PM, Blogger Laura said...

Worth thinking about. I'm working on a discussion series for the college ministry at my church and these thoughts will definitely go into the mix.

 
At 5:44 PM, Blogger Brian Harrison said...

What happens if one's own "self hood" lies in spontaniety? Then how does one tell the difference between God-oriented or self-experiencing worship?

 

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