A few weeks back, I began publishing a series of posts on “Re-Thinking Worship”, and talked about how my perspectives of worship were being expanded beyond the typical worship-leader sing-along format. (If you want to read the series–seven posts thus far–you can find them under the “worship” category in the right sidebar of my blog.)
Since that time, we’ve been conducting a bit of an experiment in house church, encouraging people to bring an offering of worship to the Lord all their own, and allowing the rest of us to respond to it. We’ve done about one of these per week, and it’s gone quite well. Some people have read a poem, or a prayer; we’ve had a couple of teachings. Probably the most innovative offering so far was a 7-minute mixed-martial-arts demonstration. Amazingly, each of these offerings has elicited a worshipful response from all of us, each unique; each of these offerings has prompted a discussion revealing spiritual truth. It has been so refreshing to take this out of the box.
Today we’re doing something a little different; a written liturgy to celebrate Thanksgiving. I’ll let you know how it goes….