Sport and the Uselessness of Worship
Particularly fitting considering last evening’s national worship event! A snippet:
Worship (especially liturgical worship) is a freely entered, universal human activity. When we worship we are being truly and fully human. Like sport, worship is a form of play, and both—along with music, art, drama and dance—are useless activities whose only point is to prepare the human heart for the eternal playtime of heaven.
Read more: Sport and the Uselessness of Worship – The Imaginative Conservative.
Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.