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A Royal Waste of Time - Marva J. Dawn

A Royal Waste of Time

Paperback Published: April 1999
ISBN: 9780802845863
Number Of Pages: 377

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Author of Reaching Out without Dumbing Down, Marva Dawn here insists that churches need to engage in a serious process of community discernment concerning worship in order to employ the best tools and forms, and she offers extensive reflections to further the discussion.

Introductionp. 1
"A Royal Waste of Time": A Sermon for Church Musicians on Colossians 3:12-17p. 12
For the World: Culture
The Needs of Our Beingp. 21
Pop Spirituality or Genuine Story? The Church's Gifts for Postmodern Timesp. 37
Worship for Postmodern Timesp. 58
Setting Limits on the Mediap. 70
The Church as a Colony of the Kingdom in a Consumer Culturep. 88
Worshiping God: The Splendor of our Infinite Center
"Why Are We Not Astonished?": A Sermonp. 107
Don't Let the People Cop Out of Witnessingp. 120
Ah, Nadja! - Passion in Preachingp. 135
Keeping God as the Infinite Center of Our Worshipp. 149
"Everything Depends on the Resurrection": A Sermonp. 159
Being Church: Building Community
"What If We All Were an Eye?": A Sermonp. 169
Building Community in Worshipp. 178
Worship Is Not a Matter of Tastep. 186
The Art of the Chef or Conducting the Symphony: In Praise of Authorityp. 194
For Those Who Grievep. 203
Being Church: Forming Character
"One Hundred B'rakhot": A Sermonp. 217
Do They Really Want Such Banality? or Are We Really Hearing the Yearnings?p. 224
Why Is a Catechumenal Process Needed in Contemporary Culture?p. 240
Forming the Character of the Church's Children by Nurturing Their Mindsp. 252
"The Importance of the Word": Two Children's Sermonsp. 258
Being Church: Choices
"Worshiping God and Being Church for the World": A Sermon on Revelation 7:9-17p. 265
What Do These Words Mean?p. 277
In Praise of the Harder Way: Musings on Continuity, Ephemerality, Change, Faithfulnessp. 285
Criteria by Which to Planp. 296
Pause to Wonder ... Choral and Hymn Textsp. 314
For the World: Challenges
"The Challenge of Discipleship": A Sermonp. 325
Worship to Form a Missional Communityp. 333
Always Be Ready to Give an Accountp. 345
Asking New and Old Questions as We Remember the Futurep. 353
For Further Readingp. 371
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ISBN: 9780802845863
ISBN-10: 080284586X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 377
Published: April 1999
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.51