I’m no longer very interested in the perennial debate between “traditional” and “contemporary” worship. I’ve started saying that unless you are sacrificing animals and singing psalms in Hebrew you are already doing contemporary worship. And, frankly, there’s nothing sacrosanct about any particular worship style or form.
In fact, I believe it’s time for us to rethink what we mean by “worship” altogether. Not only have our worship styles changed dramatically across the millennia, but our concept of God has changed too. Most people, both inside and outside of the church, no longer think of God as a king seated on a throne in a faraway heaven waiting for us to bow down like slaves before him.
I’ve come to think of worship as anything that connects us to God, which can take many forms. The Joyful Feast is committed to this expansive understanding of worship. We want to help people connect with God in any way that are meaningful and transforming.
What does worship mean to you, and how do you do it?
“But the time is coming—and is here!—when true worshippers will worship in spirit and truth. The Father looks for those who worship him this way. God is spirit, and it is necessary to worship God in spirit and truth.” (John 4:23-24)
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