Thursday, May 16, 2013

"Tragic Worship"

For Carl Trueman's profound essay about the place of 'tragedy' in authentic worship, go here.

Here is just a very brief excerpt:

"Christian worship should immerse people in the reality of the tragedy of the human fall and of all subsequent human life. It should provide us with a language that allows us to praise the God of resurrection while lamenting the suffering and agony that is our lot in a world alienated from its creator, and it should thereby sharpen our longing for the only answer to the one great challenge we must all face sooner or later. Only those who accept that they are going to die can begin to look with any hope to the resurrection."

No comments: