October 10th, 2016
John Chandler talked about liturgy as we begin to look at the specific rhythms and practices of our Common Life. As is mentioned in the sermon, we welcome your input too on how liturgy is a meaningful rhythm for you in our church community. Please share your thoughts on the survey.
Quotes and resources mentioned:
- If the churches came to understand that the greatest threat to faith today is not hedonism but distraction, perhaps they might begin to appeal anew to a frazzled digital generation. Christian leaders seem to think that they need more distraction to counter the distraction. Their services have degenerated into emotional spasms, their spaces drowned with light and noise and locked shut throughout the day, when their darkness and silence might actually draw those whose minds and souls have grown web-weary. — Andrew Sullivan, My Distraction Sickness — and Yours
- We desperately need to see who God is: to read about his self-disclosure to his ancient people Israel, to meditate on his attributes, to gaze upon the revelation of his nature in Jesus Christ. When we see the Lord of hosts “high and lifted up,” ponder his infinite wisdom and knowledge, wonder at his unfathomable mercy and love, we cannot help but move into doxology. — Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline