Worship and Scripture: Three Theses

1. For Christians, Holy Scripture is that vehicle through which God makes his Word contemporary to us. Therefore any worship service claiming to be both Christian and contemporary must be organized around and composed largely of read, sung and otherwise embodied/enacted direct engagements with Scripture. 2. For Christians, Holy Scripture is the story of God's tradition of saving his people and establishing his reign on earth. Therefore any worship service claiming to be both Christian and traditional must be organized around and composed largely of read, sung and otherwise embodied/enacted direct engagements with Scripture.

3. For Christians, Holy Scripture is the drama of God's condescension at Christmas and Good Friday as the means for the redemption and exaltation of Easter. Therefore any worship service claiming to be Christian at all must follow in the footsteps of Christ's humility - in other words, worship has to do with repentance in the character or capacity of crucifixion: and first of all my repentance, not yours or theirs.

Much more needs to be said about worship and scripture, but this is a start.