On the Assumption that the New Testament is Vague on Worship Practices Because God Wants Freedom
I agree with Zach that Castleman’s new book is very good. I also agree with this:
In conversations about a “biblical theology of worship,” evangelicals, even pretty heavy-hitting scholars, too easily downplay the patterns of worship assumed and incorporated from Jewish practices that would have been etched into the doxological habits of the first Christian worshipers. Once that valuable piece of knowledge is forgotten, we start to miss the countless ways the New Testament displays, teaches, and informs both the theology and the practices of Christian worship. Let me tease out just one example.
via On the Assumption that the New Testament is Vague on Worship Practices Because God Wants Freedom – Zac Hicks Blog
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.