Story, Structure, Style

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

Story, structure, and style are three elements of a paradigm first formulated by family therapist Salvador Minuchin. To the person interested in finding a useful way to think about the act of divine worship, this paradigm may be helpful.

Many of us, when we think of worship, think of it as "the way we do it in our church"; that is, as a complex system of words, actions, events, history, and emotions, all tied up in God. When one attempts to say something useful about worship, one therefore...


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