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Why We Keep Singing Together: The Heart of Worship

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Matt Redman penned these powerful opening words to the song, The Heart of Worship, in the late 1990s. These lyrics reflect what our attitude should be regarding worshiping together today: When the music fadesAll is stripped awayAnd I simply comeLonging just to bringSomething that’s of worthThat will bless your heartI’ll bring you more than a songFor a song in itselfIs ...

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Why We Keep Singing Together: A Timeless Act of Worship

Why do we keep singing together? To provide a clear answer we must explore two fundamental aspects of worship: why we sing and why we assemble. Robert Webber states that “The first act of worship is to assemble the people. This is no mere human act lacking in theological significance.  Rather, it is an act of divine initiative through which ...

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Why We Keep Singing Together: An Artios Roundtable Discussion

For anyone who grew up participating in church communities, the act of singing is almost synonymous with worship. It’s what every congregation, regardless of denomination, location, language, or culture has in common. We all sing songs of adoration and submission to our God. In fact, its been this way throughout history. But how often do we stop to ask why? ...

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John: High Christology of the Gospels – Part 4

Bible opened to the Gospel of John

Background and Scope The purpose of this series is to explore a supposed rift in how Jesus is depicted in the Gospels. As many scholars have noted, John’s Gospel proclaims a majestically high Christology. Indeed some have seen in John a Christology that finds no parallel in the other Gospels. To put it simply, “If Jesus was as He is ...

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Luke: High Christology of the Gospels – Part 3

Bible opened to the Gospel of Luke

Background and Scope This is part of a series exploring how Jesus is depicted in the Gospels. Many scholars have noted that John’s Gospel proclaims a majestically high Christology. Indeed some have seen in John a Christology that finds no parallel in the other Gospels. To put it simply, “If Jesus was as He is depicted in Matthew and Mark ...

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Matthew: High Christology of the Gospels – Part 2

Bible opened to the Gospel of Matthew

Background and Scope This is part of a series exploring how Jesus is depicted in the Gospels. Many scholars have noted that John’s Gospel proclaims a majestically high Christology. Indeed some have seen in John a Christology that finds no parallel in the other Gospels. To put it simply, “If Jesus was as He is depicted in Matthew and Mark ...

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Mark: High Christology of the Gospels – Part 1

Bible opened to the Gospel of Mark

From its declaration that “the Word was God” to Thomas’ worship of Jesus as “My Lord and my God!” John’s Gospel proclaims a majestically high Christology. Indeed, many people have seen in John a Christology that finds no parallel in the other Gospels. For them, John’s logos and incarnational thought and his explicit portrayal of Jesus’ divinity is juxtaposed with the less exalted ...

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