Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Is Worship A Way of Knowing?

According to songwriter, producer, and writer Charlie Peacock worship IS a way of knowing and telling the story of God. Since his career began in the early 1980s, first as a pop musician but now as a Christian Contemporary Music producer, this 5 time Grammy nominated artist and 3 time Dove Award winning producer reminded us that, "Worship is a way of giving yourself away."

So if we're not giving away local stories of the amazement of God and we're relying on the latest greatest downloaded songs of other Christian musicians, could it be because we aren't giving ourselves away or because we really don't know God?

Parting shots and good advice: Know the old stories and cultivate the new. Tell both in many different ways. Not to be cool but to represent the creativity and diversity and inclusivity of the kingdom of God. Then he sat down on the piano and sang the song he wrote but dc Talk made famous "In the light" as a benediction and example of how anyone can express what they know as a way to worship God.

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