(By the way, if you are not subscribed to James’ blog, you should. He is constantly reading through new books and posting awesome quotes as he finds them.)
Anyway, in this post, James posts the following quote from Scot McKnight (concerning Miroslav Volf):
But â€œbeliefâ€ is not â€œworship,â€ and so Volf carefully spells out the meaning of â€œworshipâ€: and here he departs from the populist mode of thinking, which sees worship as raising hands in a â€œworshipâ€ service and expands the word to its biblical proportions: it is how we live. What we worship and how we worship tell us who our God is. I totally agree with him here: our worship reveals our God.
So, if “worship is how we live” – and I believe that it is – then what does this mean for the traditional “worship service” or whatever you want to call it? Why do we get together?
Of course, “corporate worship” in this sense would be “how we live together.”