Diverse Church = Happy God: How the Multicultural Worship Movement Sometimes Goes Too Far

In recent years there’s been a push for multicultural worship. A prime example of this is Sandra Maria Van Opstal’s book, The Next Worship: Glorifying God in a Diverse World, published by InterVarsity just this year. Overall, I think this book and others like it constitute a push in a healthy direction, in the same […]

The Community of Creation or What the Creatures Can Teach us About Worship

Lately I’ve been doing some reading in preparation for a paper I will be giving at the Center for Pastor Theologians Symposium in the Chicago area in early August. In my paper, I’ll be exploring the unique contribution of 1 Tim 4:1-5 to our theology of creation. One of the books I’ve just finished reading […]

The Importance of the Public Reading of Scripture (1 Tim 4:13)

Here are the closing words of Phil Towner’s very helpful article, “The Function of the Public Reading of Scripture in 1 Timothy 4:13 and in the Biblical Tradition.” In view of the diverse media with which modern societies spread their messages today (e.g. television and internet), and in view of the ready access most believers […]