Archive for February, 2008

What Do You Think About This?

I’ve been reading Unceasing Worship: Biblical Perspectives on Worship and the Arts by Harold M. Best.  Speaking of the geography of worship, Best says this:

God in Christ is our eternal dwelling place, yet Christ is one of the stones, the Keystone, in a building made of redeemed stones.  He is both the eternal dwelling place and the chief part of another dwelling place–the Church, whose only life is to dwell in him.  The church is a fellowship of mutually indwelling believers, members of one another.  Finally, each member is a temple, in which Christ comes to dwell as the hope of glory.  Temples within temples within a Temple–mutual indwelling, the surety of which is as fixed as the very being of God and as far removed from forsakenness and desolation as the east is from the west.  How else can futile words deal with this rich truth?

Then, in the next chapter, relating to corporate worship, Best seeks to bring down to earth the seeming mysticism of the previous concept with the following words: Continue reading

I Support CCM!

That’s right!  You read correctly.  After thinking through things for many years now, I have come to the conclusion that CCM is a movement that I not only want to support but also promote.  So many of the narrow-minded arguments that people have used against movements like CCM just do not hold any water and I refuse to tolerate them anymore.  I plan to work actively to support CCM and its leaders, not just here in Denver but also around the country.  Movements like CCM can wield enormous influence and it’s time we come together for a common cause, despite our differences. Continue reading