on earth, the faithful should look forward to entering the future "rest" (3:11), in the sanctuary above where they will share forever in the heavenly worship.
Is there more to worshiping
contemplatively than enduring interminable silence and inscrutable poetry?
There are guides of 'reinvented' weddings and funerals, plus resources of those charged with ministering and worshiping
in the varied conditions of the contemporary world.
So strong was their focus on this transformation that people began worshiping
the elements well before the appropriate time; the bells at Mass during the Eucharistic Prayer were first introduced to let the people know when it was OK to worship the eucharistic Christ.
Seven Songs of Creation is not meant to make the Earth the theme of worship, but rather to forge a way of worshiping
God and Jesus Christ that takes into account the wonder and miracle of all living things.
spiritual transport for the worshiping
congregation," notes C.
In his concluding chapter, Dyrness contends that Christianity needs a "threefold renewal: a new vision for the arts, a renewal of the worshiping
life of the church, and a restored tradition of Christian art" (155).