Reclaiming Worship

Reclaiming Worship

Living as an act of worship

The series title, "Reclaiming Worship," suggests we may have lost something.

What is worship?

This series explores the biblical text and language to propose an answer that may surprise you.

Together let us rediscover the concept of worship, and reclaim its place in our lives.

Below are the links to this series in reverse order. You can also click here to go to the first post: "Between Worship and Doubt." You can click "NEXT" at the end of each post to go to the next one in order.

As an alternative, here are the episodes in the order in which they were presented – simply click on the title to go to the post:

1.  Between Worship and Doubt

2.  Between Attraction and Fear

3.  The Dangerous Act of Worship

4.  Eroding Worship

5.  We become what we worship

6.  My Favorite Idol

7.  Idol Busters

8.  Uprooting idols in your soul

9.  4 Elements of Worship Renewal

10. Your life as worship

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Your Life as Worship

While scanning a newspaper dated November 3, 1911, an article caught my eye. It was about the ropes used in the British navy.   Since the days of Admiral Nelson, each rope used in the British... View

4 Elements of Worship Renewal

How do you experience genuine renewal in worship? And how do you recognize it? Two questions: experiencing and recognizing the 'real thing' when it comes to worship. Here are four elements to... View

Uprooting idols in your soul

How do you weed out idols that take root in your soul?   These idols are more common, and less recognizable, in our Western cultures. They include ideas “fleshed out or formed by craftiness and... View

Idol Busters

Are idols a problem for you? They certainly are to many of us.    I’ve puzzled over the last words of John in one of his letters.  “Dear children, keep yourselves from idols” (1 John 5:21). The... View

My Favourite Idol

"What's your favourite idol?" "I don't worship idols!"  Hmm ... are you sure?   What is idolatry?  One useful definition of an idol is “whatever claims the loyalty that belongs to God... View

We Become What We Worship

Does it matter what you worship?   If it does, here’s another question:   How does what you worship impact how you live?   These are two questions I want to explore with you.     My position... View

Eroding Worship

Is your worship eroding?  Erode means to destroy gradually, wear out, gnaw away. It’s the action that grinds down mountains.  So, is your worship being destroyed gradually, worn down, gnawed... View

The Dangerous Act of Worship

What if true worship turns out to be different than you think – and practice? What is worship? In the previous posts the language of the Bible informs us on worship. We heard the Hebrew and Greek... View

Between Attraction and Fear

How would you describe the experience of worship?  The biblical language for worship is rich. It not only includes the actions of bowing down and serving, but also the concept of reverence, even... View

Between Worship and Doubt

What do you think of this? In the very last scene of Matthew’s gospel we read: Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they... View