Worship: Let Me Count the Ways

What do you think of when someone says the word “worship”?

Do you think of a stuffy church service in an austere sanctuary or chapel? Do you think of a huge arena filled with raised hands and squealing guitars? Or, do you think of sitting at your desk crafting a poem, twirling your body in a choreographed dance routine, or even breaking ground on a new well in Mali, West Africa?

What constitutes worship? Is it an act of service, of thankfulness, of devotion? Is it all three? Is “worship” meant to be understood as a noun or a verb?

And, most importantly, what is the purpose of worship? What influence is it meant to have over our daily lives?

On this episode of The DBC Podcast, I sat down with three – count ’em, three! – co-hosts to discuss these questions and many more in a pursuit of a deeper and more robust understanding of worship as both an individual and communal practice. Jeff Ream (Missions Pastor), Mark Paul (Student Pastor), and Cora Kilgour (Missions Assistant) all came to this conversation full of wonderful and challenging insights, and it made for one great, inspiring conversation. I hope you enjoy it!

If you would like to share your own thoughts about worship, or ask any follow-up questions to this conversation, I hope you leave a comment on this post. You can also tweet to us at @dbcpodcasts. And, if you love this podcast and just need to express that love, how’s about moseying over to iTunes to leave an adoring review? It will help more people find out about the show.

To listen to this episode, click on the image or caption below to be directed to the official iTunes page for the show, where you can stream every episode, download them, and even subscribe to receive each new episode automatically. Or, you can listen via the Soundcloud.com media player embedded at the bottom.

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