March 06, 2013

"Discover the Mystery of Faith: How Worship Shapes Believing" If I've done my job well, The Mystery of Faith CD will provoke a series of questions. Why create an album that moves through liturgical moments, culminating at the Lord's Table? Is this just the latest fad? Or maybe other questions-- ones I dread-- may arise: Does Glenn hate modern worship? Is he reacting in a knee-jerk way? Though I hope your questions are more like the former than the latter, both have to do with the same larger question: Why do this? Why care about this? Should we care too? The book, Discover the Mystery of Faith, is a short (just under 80-page) explanation of how my whole understanding of corporate worship has changed over the past few years. I hope it will whet your appetite to learn more about how Psalm-praying can teach us the language of prayer, how our services can actually tell the rich Gospel Story in word and deed, and how the Lord's Table can become the culminating moment in our corporate worship. And I pray that you will see-- as I have come to see, and as the Church has known for centuries-- that our faith is profoundly shaped by our practices, the things we say and do when we gather as the people of God. From the Back Cover: For centuries the Church has believed that the way we worship and pray becomes the way we believe. But if this is true, it’s time to take a closer look at what we say and sing and do each week. Drawing from his own discovery of ancient worship practices, Glenn Packiam helps us understand why the church made creedal proclamations and psalm-praying a regular part of their worship. He challenges us to discover why the Lord's Table is the climactic point of our corporate...

Glenn Packiam

Lead Pastor, new life DOWNTOWN, New Life Church, Colorado Springs, CO. Author and songwriter.

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