Thank and Shape
Lucky to be teaching a class on Chris Yaw’s book “Jesus Was An Episcopalian (and you can be one too!).
The next two combined chapters are Thank and Shape. Both are about worship & liturgy. This book is fun, up to date intro to the Episcopal Church, but with a lot of depth and heart: about the church and where it is now and where it is going.
The Thank chapter does a great job of comparing our liturgical life to Thanksgiving; full of the best and home traditions around the meal that speak of something special, important and given with love. Worship should be about our best and should reflect that.
Shape is about how things, including liturgy, shapes us (think: Praying Shapes Believing). It includes more than liturgy; also money, culture, society. They all do their share.
Nice titles for short, insightful chapters that open things up.
Let’s hope they do for class tomorrow!