“Because here’s something else that’s true. In the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshiping. Everybody worships.”
I recently saw the above quote posted on facebook by my friend and preaching colleague, Steve Wolfgang. It is from the late David Foster Wallace, an American writer and university instructor of creative writing. I was not familiar with Wallace’s works, although the L. A. Times called him “one of the most influential and innovative writers of the last 20 years.” Continue reading
Norma Jean and I missed church Sunday.
The winter storm Titan came across KCMO Saturday and Sunday with sleet and snow, making travel hazardous, and forcing many churches to cancel services. Including our Church Family at Hickman Mills.
The whole day was really weird for me. Being home all day. Missing worship. Not preaching. Norma Jean and I really missed assembling with the saints. What did we miss? Continue reading
Robert Jackson used to tell the story about a man who showed up one Sunday to worship in more formal, liturgical church than he was used to attending. The church was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. That made it all the more obvious when this visitor got excited about something the minister said and he shouted out “Praise the Lord!” Continue reading
Filed under Psalms, Worship
Back in 1990 Paul Newman came to Kansas City to film the movie Mr. and Mrs. Bridge. His presence caused quite a stir in the area where he was staying. It was reported middle-aged women were up walking their dogs at 7 a.m. because it was reported Newman walked his dog in the park early in the morning. Continue reading
Filed under Sunday, Worship
Michael Catt was correct when he wrote, “If we are going to worship in Spirit, we must develop the spirit of worship.” Continue reading
“The focus of worship,” writes Robert Webber, “is not human experience, not a lecture, not entertainment, but Jesus Christ—his life, death, and resurrection.” Continue reading
Filed under Jesus, Worship
Worship is a verb.
It denotes activity and action. It is not passive, but active. Worship is something you do, not something that is done to you. The word “worship” is really not defined in the Bible, but it’s described. Continue reading