The Liturgical Nature of Cultus – Christian Article

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series “Worldview-Forming Worship” Read more posts by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar. Last week I described the liturgical nature of culture. Yet there is a second element within the broader concept of liturgy, actually the more common use of the term, and the one that centers on the primary focus of this book—worship. While the Greek term leitourgia was originally used to describe all sorts of social works,…

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Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi | Religious Affections Ministries: Conservative Christianity, Worship, Culture, Aesthetics, Classical Education, Homeschooling, Family – Christian Article

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series “Worldview-Forming Worship” Read more posts by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar. What we have seen over the past several weeks is a dynamic interplay between four realities: worldview, theology, culture, and cultus. Worldview and theology affect one another and constitute religion; culture and cultus affect one another as liturgy. But this kind of mutual formation occurs at a macro level as well, between religion and liturgy,…

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Persuasion 163 | Holy Week 101, with Anne Kennedy – Christian Article

http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/163_Holy_Week_101.mp3 Holy Week will soon be here, and for Christians everywhere, this week is for celebrating and honoring the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Unless you are familiar with the week’s traditional services and observances, you might consider this week as the bookend worship services, Palm Sunday followed by Easter the next Sunday. But for those in high church, it’s a week full of gatherings, readings, prayers, and liturgy. In the past few years, there’s been a renewed…

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What is the Nature of Religion? Worldview – Christian Article

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series “Worldview-Forming Worship” Read more posts by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar. Religion is composed of two parts, the first of which is worldview. A worldview consists of a set of assumptions a person holds about reality; it is a lens through which he understands and interprets everything around him. James Sire has provided a helpful and influential definition of worldview: A worldview is a commitment, a…

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What is the Nature of Religion? Theology – Christian Article

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series “Worldview-Forming Worship” Read more posts by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar. Broadly speaking, theology is how we intentionally answer the questions James Sire provided (see last week’s post) that form the assumptions at the core of our worldview. What we believe about the nature of reality, the purpose and meaning of life, the basis of right and wrong, and most importantly God form our theology. Theology…

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A Corporate Confession on Grumbling – Christian Article

Photo by Ismael Paramo on Unsplash My church is currently 25 sermons into a series on Exodus. It’s been amazing. Each week we’ve been reminded what a mighty deliverer God is for his people. No situation, however dire, comes close to challenging his ability to rescue. Enslaved by the most powerful ruler in the world? No problem. Fearing the angel of death? Just put some blood on your doorpost. Trapped between an approaching army and a shoreline? Watch God work.…

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