John Witvliet, director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Jo
Expression & Formation. John Witvliet, director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship James KA Smith, Desiring The Kingdom Jo
If the mall and its parachurch extensions in television and advertising offer a daily liturgy for the formation of the heart, what might be the churchs counter-measures? What if the church unwittingly adopts the same liturgical practices as the market and the mall? Will it then really be a site of counter-formation? What would the churchs practices have to look like if theyre going to form us as the kind of people who desire something entirely differentwho desire the kingdom? What would be the shape of an alternative pedagogy of desire?
Three-Legged Stool. Fr Richard Rohr, The Immortal Diamond
Three-Legged Stool. Fr Richard Rohr, The Immortal Diamond Scripture / Prayer / Church history
We have come together as the family of God in our Fathers presence to offer Him praise and thanksgiving, to hear His holy word, to bring before Him the needs of the world, to ask His forgiveness of our sins, and to seek His grace, that through His Son Jesus Christ we may give ourselves to His service. Amen.
"When the forms of an old culture are dying, the new culture is created by a few people who are not afraid to be insecure."
"...those who endure are those who are not attached to outcomes. They don't seek security in plans or accomplishments. They exchange certainty for curiosity, fear for generosity. They plunge into the problem, treat their attempts as experiments, and learn as they go. This kind of insecurity is energizing; people become engaged in figuring out what works instead of needing to be right or worrying about how to avoid failure. Whenever they discover something that does work, there's a huge rush of energy, often accompanied by laughter. Margaret Wheatley
The way we worship becomes the way we believe, which becomes the way we live.