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Q&A#103 How Should We Introduce Evangelicals to Liturgy?

Alastair Roberts

Q&A#103 How Should We Introduce Evangelicals to Liturgy?

February 13, 2019
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Today's question: "I have been following the resurgence of interest in ancient liturgies and have read your two part article on Theopolis as well as several podcasts where you speak about this topic. As a lifetime evangelical who has been awakened and inspired by the depths of church history, sacramental theology, and liturgy in the past year, I am incredibly excited to see more and more evangelicals looking into what worship truly means Biblically and how it forms us as worshipers through liturgy.

I am wondering in what ways you could see the “liturgically opposed” churches such as the ones I was raised in embrace some of these historical forms and practices while avoiding the pitfalls you pointed out in your articles? I am a worship leader with a deep desire to shape our services into a more Biblical, liturgical form but don’t really know where to start.

Any other resources you could recommend to me would be greatly appreciated!"

I mention Jeff Meyer's book, The Lord's Service in this video (https://amzn.to/2DAcg49). Also, my articles on liturgy on Theopolis: https://theopolisinstitute.com/article/christians-liturgy-and-the-past/ and https://theopolisinstitute.com/article/christians-liturgy-and-the-past-2/.

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