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an assumption, often not fully established, that is taken for granted in some piece of reasoning. (dictionary.com)
something taken for granted; a supposition. (dictionary.com)
A worldview is a theory of the world, used for living in the world… a comprehensive system of beliefs…a mental model of reality — a framework of ideas & attitudes about God, the world, ourselves, and life, (American Scientific Affiliation, www.asa3.org )
Back in the early 80’s, I was a student in the very small but influential Trinity School of Biblical Studies in Detroit. They brought British theologian Dr. John Peck for a year of residence. He was disarmingly profound in so many ways. In his courses on Biblical World-View, he stressed to us that, when we encounter any form of communication (article, pulpit message, book, lecture, movie, song, political rant, etc…), always ask questions! What set of presumptions and assumptions are the communicators working out of? What’s the soil, water and light that their crop was grown in? What’s the world-view?? Is it rooted in the Scriptures? Is it a hybrid variety… a little Bible, a lot of other non-Scriptural influences?
So, I have to ask… what are the current presumptions, assumptions and world-views about adoration and worship in the Church today? Recently, I encountered a number of Blogs and Articles on adoration and worship, and found they collectively harmonize.
AdoreTheLord.blog reader, take a read and see if you can discern the presumptions, assumptions and world-views these writers work out of… then post your thoughts!
Like the Rogers & Hammerstein song, “nothing comes from nothing; nothing ever could…” also has a flip-side meaning: something comes from something, something always should…
written by crisbaj
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