October 14, 2014

"A moveable sanctuary ... a sonic tabernacle"

A friend drew this resource to my attention recently. To be honest, the first thing that truly grabbed me in this was the quote which I used as the title of this post. But did you notice something about how Aaron Niequist described this project of his? Does this not describe, quite well, what many Episcopal worship services are like? People like Niequist are frequent around the evangelical tradition(s). Leaders quite well-versed in creative, contemporary worship liturgies but dipping their toes into more ancient practices. The difference? They realize the need of taking ancient practices and making them accessible. Who knows if resources like A New Liturgy will take off. But the reason behind its creation is legitimate... Plus, I just dig that phrase!