Do We Worship the Same God

Do We Worship the Same God Author Miroslav Volf
ISBN-10 9780802866899
Year 2012-11-09
Pages 166
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Often the differences between the three Abrahamic religions -- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- seem more obvious than their commonalities, leading to the question "Do we worship the same God?" Can the answer be "yes" without denying our differences? This volume brings Jewish, Christian, and Muslim philosophers and theologians together to answer this question, offering rare insight into how representatives of each religion view the other monotheistic faiths. Each of their contributions uniquely approaches the primary question from a philosophical perspective that is informed by the practice of worship and prayer. Concepts covered include "sameness" and "oneness," the nature of God, epistemology, and the Trinity. Do We Worship the Same God? models serious-minded, honest, and respectful interreligious dialogue and gives us new ways to address an ongoing question.

The Wonder of Worship

The Wonder of Worship Author Keith Drury
ISBN-10 0898272432
Year 2002-04-01
Pages 298
Language en
Publisher
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This easy reader of church history traces the development of prayer, music, preaching, sacraments and other rituals. It offers clear insight on the reasons behind current worship practices. A helpful book for pastors, worship leaders, or anyone who wonders, "Why do we do that in church?"

Do We Worship the Same God

Do We Worship the Same God Author Miroslav Volf
ISBN-10 9781467436571
Year 2012-11-09
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Often the differences between the three Abrahamic religions -- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- seem more obvious than their commonalities, leading to the question "Do we worship the same God?" Can the answer be "yes" without denying our differences? This volume brings Jewish, Christian, and Muslim philosophers and theologians together to answer this question, offering rare insight into how representatives of each religion view the other monotheistic faiths. Each of their contributions uniquely approaches the primary question from a philosophical perspective that is informed by the practice of worship and prayer. Concepts covered include "sameness" and "oneness," the nature of God, epistemology, and the Trinity. Do We Worship the Same God? models serious-minded, honest, and respectful interreligious dialogue and gives us new ways to address an ongoing question.

We Become What We Worship

We Become What We Worship Author G. K. Beale
ISBN-10 9780830828777
Year 2008-10-08
Pages 341
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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Introduction -- A foundational example of becoming like what we worship : Isaiah 6 -- Becoming like what we worship : evidence elsewhere in the Old Testament -- The origin of idolatry in the Old Testament -- Becoming like what we worship : Judaism -- Becoming like what we worship : the Gospels -- Idolatry in Acts -- Becoming like what we worship : Paul's Epistles -- Becoming like what we worship : the book of Revelation -- The reversal from reflecting the image of idols to reflecting God's image -- Conclusion: So what difference does it make?

Why We Worship

Why We Worship Author Alexander Victor
ISBN-10 9781628473063
Year 2013-10-21
Pages 140
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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It is not enough to worship simply because we are called and obliged to, or because we love to worship: it is expedient to understand WHY WE WORSHIP. The fact that God is the object of our worship doesn’t automatically guarantee that He is the recipient thereof, as there are fundamental, undergirding principles for worship that is acceptable unto God. True worship is a function of understanding, the understanding that ONLY the Word of God gives. In this expository, simple-to-read, exciting and engaging book from Alexander’s worship discovery series, he expounds this subject, citing various biblical references and real-life applications of worship principles. Worship is effective when you know whom you worship, how you worship, and why. The truths in this book will help to deepen your understanding of the true purpose and nature of worship, so that together, we can worship God in spirit and truth.

The God We Worship

The God We Worship Author Wolterstorff, Nicholas
ISBN-10 9780802872494
Year 2015-03-03
Pages 196
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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In The God We Worship Nicholas Wolterstorff takes a ground-up approach to liturgical theology, examining the oft-hidden implications of traditional elements of liturgy. Given that no liturgy has ever been composed from scratch, Wolterstorff argues that the assumptions taken into worship are key to perceiving the real depths of historical Christianity s understanding of God. Across the liturgies of the Orthodox, Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, and Reformed churches, Wolterstorff highlights theologically neglected elements of God, such as an implicit liturgical understanding of God as listener. A dissection of liturgy is not only interesting, Wolterstorff argues, but crucial for reconciling differences between the God studied by theologians and the God worshiped by churchgoers on Sunday.

The Work of the People

The Work of the People Author Marlea Gilbert
ISBN-10 1566993377
Year 2006-12-01
Pages 127
Language en
Publisher Alban Institute, Incorporated
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Worship is the work of the people of God. Patterns of worship shape how we pray and how we live. Despite its centrality to church life, worship is too often taken for granted as something a congregation experiences rather than collectively creates. The Work of the People simply and clearly explains the structure of worship, the actions and words we use in liturgy, the environment in which it all happens--in other words, what we are doing and why. This book will guide congregations in worshiping in a way that encourages participants' spiritual growth, welcomes new participants into faith, and sends people out as the body of Christ to transform the world. Respectful of local custom and the traditions and practices of the Church as a whole, The Work of the People will help worship leaders make the best use of their congregation's resources and clarify their choices about how they will worship together. Built around a basic service--gathering, service of the Word, Eucharist, and sending--this book is both theological and practical, and encourages all worshipers' active participation in Spirit-led worship of the God of all Creation.

Worship

Worship Author Sundee Tucker Frazier
ISBN-10 0830830464
Year 2004-07-08
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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In eight studies Sundee Tucker Frazier helps you dig into the Bible, learning how to worship with your whole life and taking you to the heart of the matter—the character of the God who loves you.

Making Worship Real

Making Worship Real Author Aimee Wallis Buchanan
ISBN-10 0664501680
Year 2001
Pages 133
Language en
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
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A resource for youth and their leaders, this handbook introduces the history, theology, and practice of Reformed worship.

How Shall We Worship

How Shall We Worship Author Marva J. Dawn
ISBN-10 9781498217545
Year 2015-02-12
Pages 204
Language en
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
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How shall we worship? One source of debate today is the wide variety of worship styles. In How Shall We Worship? Marva Dawn turns to Psalm 96 to investigate key elements of worship, from music to liturgy. She reminds us of the importance of recognizing that worship is for God and not for us.

Why Do We Wear Ashes

Why Do We Wear Ashes Author Paul L. Larsen
ISBN-10 9781556732843
Year 1991
Pages 71
Language en
Publisher CSS Publishing
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"I was struck by the way these dramas relate to children and young people, and by how they involve children and youth in the presentations. At the same time, they have a significant message for adults. It strikes me that they could also be used when youth and children prepare programs to present in the Sunday school or for a program at family night events in the parish." Lowell O. Erdahl Bishop Saint Paul Area Synod ELCA "Larsen has written a set of sensitive chancel dramas that are inclusive and therefore, usable in a variety of congregations. The themes deal with central issues in the lives of liturgical churches. I especially appreciate the use of children in the dramas. Where else do children have a chance to share the spotlight with adults?" Clark Morphew Religion columnist Saint Paul (Minnesota) "Pioneer Press" Using the chancel drama as a pulpit, Paul L. Larsen answers some of the most asked questions about the Christian faith. Each of the nine Lenten dramas offer parts for youth and adults. Performance time is about 10 minutes each. Questions addressed in this book include: Why do we wear ashes? Why do we sing hymns? Why do we confess our sins? Why do we give? Why do we baptize? Why do we commune? Why do we confirm our faith? Why do we worship so often? Paul L. Larsen is pastor of Hope Lutheran Church, Jordan, Minnesota. He is a graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, and Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota.

The Altars Where We Worship

The Altars Where We Worship Author Juan Marcial Floyd-Thomas
ISBN-10 9780664235154
Year 2016-11-01
Pages 225
Language en
Publisher Presbyterian Publishing Corp
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While a large percentage of Americans claim religious identity, the number of Americans attending traditional worship services has significantly declined in recent decades. Where, then, are Americans finding meaning in their lives, if not in the context of traditional religion? In this provocative study, the authors argue that the objects of our attention have become our god and fulfilling our desires has become our religion. They examine the religious dimensions of six specific aspects of American culture--body and sex, big business, entertainment, politics, sports, and science and technology--that function as "altars" where Americans gather to worship and produce meaning for their lives. The Altars Where We Worship shows how these secular altars provide resources for understanding the self, others, and the world itself. "For better or worse," the authors write, "we are faced with the reality that human experiences before these altars contain religious characteristics in common with experiences before more traditional altars." Readers will come away with a clearer understanding of what religion is after exploring the thoroughly religious aspects of popular culture in the United States.

Hymns and Spiritual Songs

Hymns and Spiritual Songs Author Isaac Watts
ISBN-10 8132046447
Year 2008-09-01
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Tutis Digital Pub
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The following extracts from the Doctor's preface contain the substance of his plan in the three different parts into which the Hymns are divided; the whole would have exceeded the limits of a small book.