Why is the question “To what extent is the Old Testament discontinuous or continuous with the New Testament” so important for Christian worship? Well, it affects how seriously we take OT worship. It affects the extent to which OT practice might apply or be suggestive for worship now. Though the OT devotes more than 10 times the amount of space to worship than the NT, many evangelicals tend to “blow it off.” Yet isn’t all scripture “profitable” (II Tim 3:16)?
This PowerPoint supplements People in the Presence of God. 55 frames.
To find the file, go to search box (upper right hand corner) and write in Discontinuity or simply click the download sign below on the lower left corner.
Revised Sept 15, 2014. This is the PowerPoint I use for my first class in teaching Worship Foundations at Biola University. I try to deal with some of the negativity often associated with the Old Testament.
This PowerPoint argues that OT and NT worship is essentially identical in its underlying theology. But you ask,”Isn’t OT worship primarily about sacrifices and external worship? How could they be identical?”
PowerPoint supplementing People in the Presence of God. 34 frames.
PowerPoint is available for “download” and for proper appearance and formatting. Click on square box, then “file.”
A theological discussion in a Protestant Evangelical classroom of Catholic hymns & Gregorian Chant. Why Evangelicals and Protestants in general tend to embrace whole-heartedly many of them and reject others. Revised 2.13.2013.
The Wesley brothers, Charles (writer of 7000 hymns!), John (preacher/ publisher/translator), were simply indefatigable. Used by God to change 18thC England. Forced to work outside the established church. Hymn examples: theological content, leanings. (I put a lot of effort into this PowerPoint – interesting details)