05 Designing Christian Worship TNW PP

Isaiah 6 (Praise, Confession, Forgiveness, God calls, Send me), Pauline Worship; strengths & weaknesses of liturgical & thematic services; open worship; Vatican II.

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7A Ezra/Synagogue (supplement) PIP PP

This PowerPoint supplements chapters 7 and 8 of People in the Presence of God.

Ezra convenes scripture-reading event: reads 4 hours, praises 4 hours. Origin of synagogue unclear (perhaps Babylon). Synagogue worship: scroll ceremony, public-lectionary-scripture-reading, shema (creed-like), 18 benediction prayer, homily (short sermon).  Any qualified person could teach/preach.  Comparison of Synagogue to Protestant/Catholic service.  Creative ideas on public reading of  scripture. Hymn for paraphrasing the Apostle’s Creed.

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