Incorporating children in worship : mark of the kingdom / Michelle A. Clifton-Soderstrom and David D. Bjorlin ; foreword by William H. Willimon.
Contributor(s): Bjorlin, David D. (David Donald) [author.] | Willimon, William H [writer of forward.]Material type: TextPublisher: Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers, Copyright date: ©2014Description: xiii, 151 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1620326213; 9781620326213Subject(s): Children in public worship | Worship (Religious education) | Children -- Biblical teaching | Children -- Biblical teaching | Children in public worship | Worship (Religious education)DDC classification: 264.0083 LOC classification: BV26.2 | .C55 2014BV26.2 | .I56 2014
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-151).
Children -- Worship -- Incorporation -- Virtue -- Vocation -- Vision.
Incorporating children in worship is a powerful and overlooked mark of God's kingdom. This book argues that children's full participation in worship signifies not only a vibrant, faithful communion but also offers a critical window into the Spirit's work of linking the church to Christ. Children have a vocation in worship. They embody the theological virtues in distinct ways that enrich the worship of the whole church. Moreover, incorporating children reflects the difference in unity that is God's triune life. Receiving children in their difference moves the worshipping body toward the telos of worship glorification of God and sanctification of humanity and habituates the worshipping body to incorporate other, often more threatening, kinds of difference.