The Use Of The Arts In The Service Of The Word

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The arts are intended to enhance the text, not dominate the worship. Their function is to highlight, festoon, illustrate, or express the Word.

Because modern worship renewalists recognize the Service of the Word as an act of communication, a new interest has emerged in the use of the communication arts. The reading of the Scripture may be done through reader's theater, dialogic readings, drama, and storytelling. The sermon or message may also be communicated through a storytelling approach...


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