Has much of contemporary Worship become a form of entertainment?
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
- Hauerwas uses the word “ugly” to describe much of contemporary Christian worship. What do you think he means by “ugly”?
- There is a “superficiality” with much of contemporary worship. How is this attraction to the superficial a means of coping with the world?
- Hauerwas employs the example of the Quaker meeting house to talk about simplicity and beauty. How can there be beauty in simplicity?
- Hauerwas talks about the “homogeneity” of the church growth movement. Church has become a form of passive entertainment. How is worship a type of “work”?
- Hauerwas uses the image of digging a trench together. What makes worship this type of communal effort? How can sermons move from entertainment and toward interaction?
Question written by Phuc Luu.