An exploration of what worship looks like from a biblical standpoint and why the topic of worship can be so contentious among Christians.
Because worship is inherently theological--because it's a manifestation of humanity's response to God's holiness--it's important to take seriously how we worship and the roles it serves in personal displays of adoration and in community with other believers.
Exploring the Worship Spectrum provides an overview, critique, and celebration of six prominent worship styles:
- Formal-Liturgical – represented by Paul Zahl
- Traditional Hymn-Based – represented by Harold Best
- Contemporary Music-Driven – represented by Joe Horness
- Charismatic – represented by Don Williams
- Blended – represented by Robert Webber
- Emerging – represented by Sally Morgenthaler
This unique format allows those with a heart for worship to compare different perspectives and draw their own conclusions on what the Bible teaches. It allows readers to understand the various approaches to worship, carefully evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, and make personal choices without adopting a judgmental spirit.
The Counterpoints series presents a comparison and critique of scholarly views on topics important to Christians that are both fair-minded and respectful of the biblical text. Each volume is a one-stop reference that allows readers to evaluate the different positions on a specific issue and form their own, educated opinion.