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Thinking about . . .

November 29, 2008
For The Institute of Contemporary and Emerging Worship Studies, St. Stephens University, Essentials Red Online Worship History Course with Dan Wilt.

Music and art are powerful languages.

They can express emotions within us that we can’t express with words alone.

The arts can move us, effect our moods, thoughts, & our actions.

As powerful as music and art are, something is lacking in our worship if we do not utilize the other worship languages as well.

We are to love God with all of our heart, all of our mind, all of our soul and all of our strength. Relying heavily on one language or another may mean our worship is out of balance.

God understands our tendency to limit our worship.  I think it’s one reason why He has given us the languages of time, space, scripture, prayer, eucharist, baptism, art and music.

Each worship language is unique in how our heart, mind, body and soul is engaged as we worship.

By using ALL of the languages of worship, we worship our Creator with every part of us.

The languages of worship are rich treasures – gifts provided by an amazing, loving and generous God.

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  1. December 1, 2008 7:35 am

    Generosity + creative expression; what a perfect combination of words. Thanks for this, Laura.

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