Exploring the Worship Spectrum

Front Cover
Zondervan, May 11, 2010 - Religion - 272 pages
1 Review
What does worship look like? Is there just one truly right way to worship? Are there any wrong ways? To what extent should our unity as believers manifest itself in unified public worship? Sadly, disagreement over how we should worship our loving God has sparked some most unloving attitudes among Christians. Exploring the Worship Spectrum seeks to correct this. It provides a forum for presentation, critique, and defense of six prominent worship styles: •Formal-Liturgical – Paul Zahl•Traditional Hymn-Based – Harold Best•Contemporary Music-Driven – Joe Horness•Charismatic – Don Williams•Blended – Robert Webber•Emerging – Sally MorgenthalerThis unique format allows those with a heart for worship to compare different perspectives and draw their own conclusions on what the Bible teaches. It engages the reader’s faculties of critical thinking in a way that allows him or her to understand the various approaches to worship, carefully evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, and make personal choices without adopting a judgmental spirit.The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address three categories: Church Life, Exploring Theology, and Engaging Culture. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

PAUIL F M ZAHL
23
A Traditional Worship Response
37
A Charismatic Worship Response
45
BEST
59
A Liturgical Worship Response
76
A Charismatic Worship Response
84
JOE HORNESS
99
DON WILLIAMS
139
ROBERT WEBBER
175
SALLY MORGENTHALER
217
Paul A Basden
251
Recommended Reading
258
Discussion and Reflection Questions
264
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 12 - For to worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, to devote the will to the purpose of God.

About the author (2010)

Paul E. Engle, series editor for Counterpoints Church Life, is an ordained minister who served for twenty-two years in pastoral ministry in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Illinois, and Michigan. He is an adjunct teacher in several seminaries in this country and internationally. He serves as associate publisher and executive editor in the Church, Academic, and Ministry Resources team at Zondervan. He and his wife Margie, live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Paul A. Basden (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is one of the senior pastors at Preston Trail Community Church in Frisco, Texas. He has also served as pastor of other churches in Alabama and Texas and as an adjunct professor at Beeson Divinity School. He is a graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the author of The Worship Maze.

Bibliographic information