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WRSP 635 Chuck Fromm

Theology of Communication

Armenio Suzano

on 12 March 2013

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WRSP 635
Theology of Communication God is not after a bunch of "its" - He is looking to have deep, eternal relationships with "you's..." Every person is so wonderfully created - there is something that each person can do that no one else can. Genesis 3:1-7
(A root to the past) If we don't break the symbol we mistake it for reality. In This we see these elements:
Calling Together Numbers 10:1-2
The only musical directive given referred to the making of two trumpets to fulfill four purposes... 7) Formal/Professional Elements:
The Temple
Full vocal and instrumental glory of formal Hebrew worship emerged with King David, the King/Musician/Composer. Highly Sensory: (Leviticus 1-6)
a) eyes – visible symbols
b) the ear – accompanying music
c) the nose – smell of incense
d) the tongue – taste of the meal Musicians appointed by David:
1)These priest-musicians gave full time to their musical service. Chosen on basis of talent and skill (I Chron. 15:22). 5) In ancient Hebrew worship, the words of scripture were not to be spoken without melody. Worship singing was characterized by full-voiced cantillation, accompanied by instruments in what is believed to have been a sort of heterophony – the instruments providing embellishment of the vocal melody. 5) Some Spontaneous Elements
I Samuel 10:5-6
Another example of spontaneous worship: Saul’s preparation to become King of Israel. 1) Identify 3 or 4 main points expressed in the lecture that will help in your own personal development as a student of worship.
2) What are the strengths of these lecture points and why?
3) How are these lecture points contextualized in: preaching, teaching, music, evangelism, etc…?
4) How will these principles apply to your current role with the congregation?
5) How will you use these principles in mentoring and discipling the artists in your church? Types of Psalms:
3 main categories:
Praise, Petition, & Thanksgiving. 10) The Lesser Canticles:
Psalmodic songs found throughout the Old Testament used regularly in Hebrew Worship. 4. The song of Habakkuk (Hab. 2)
5. The song of Isaiah (Is. 26)
6. The prayer of Jonah in the fish’s belly
(Jonah 2) Most Important Instruments:
Percussion: Toph, Zelzelim, Mena’an’im
Winds: Shophar, Halil, Hazozerah, Ugabh
Strings: Kinnor, Nebhal 1. Moses’ (& Miriam’s) song of victory over Pharaoh. (Ex. 15)
2. Moses’ prayer before his death (Deut. 32)
3. The song of Hannah (I Sam. 2), possibly a model for Mary’s Song in Luke 1:46-55 11) Worship Restored to Israel
(Post-Exilic) ~ Ezra/Nehemiah
Restoration of Temple Worship Group Assignment Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy that investigates principles of reality transcending those of any particular science. Cosmology and ontology are traditional branches of metaphysics. It is concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world. Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and taste and with the creation and appreciation of beauty. Ethos is appeal based on the character of the speaker. An ethos-driven document relies on the reputation of the author. (you can trust because…, you have trusted for xx years…, character of the subject) Pathos is appeal based on emotion. Advertisements tend to be pathos-driven (take action now because if you don’t more will suffer and die…) Logos is appeal based on logic or reason. Documents distributed by companies or corporations are logos-driven. Scholarly documents are also often logos-driven. Disciplines of Philosophy:Critical Analysis - An appraisal based on the discipline of careful analytical evaluation. Detect, Diagnose, Correct. Synthesis - the noun synthesis (from the ancient Greek , "with" and "placing") refers to the combining of two or more entities to form something new. Speculative Projection – Extrapolating future implications or results based on critical analysis and synthesis. The Three Lenses:1) The Lens of Scripture - Scripture is the only means for establishing a sound and cogent Philosophy of Worship. 2) The Lens of History – From which we learn those approaches, attitudes, methods and practices which did or did not conform to the Biblical model or reflect the Scriptural attitudes. 3) The Lens of Culture – Where we evaluate the attitudes, perspectives and societal norms of the culture to better meet the needs of today’s generation with the principles of Scripture. We exegete the culture in which we live to develop methods to reach & relate with our people with consideration of historical practices, but always first and foremost rooted in Scriptural principles.
Lens of Scripture Lens of History
Lens of Culture What is the Purpose of the Church?
To Make Disciples?
To Teach? To Evangelize?
To Exhort? To Encourage?
To Edify? To Pray?
To have Fellowship?

TO WORSHIP! Form vs. Function:Acts 2:421) Essential Instruction:2 Tim. 3:16; Eph. 4:14 2) Essential Relations:Fellowship with God – verticalFellowship with man – horizontal(I John 1:3) a. Prayer – Relation to God in context of body life (includes one-another).
b. Singing – to edify the body.-also related to learning biblical truth
Col. 3:16
c. Giving – Sharing of material blessings to demonstrate the concepts of “true Christian love,” “unity,” and “the reality of the Christian faith.” (Phil. 1:5; II Cor. 8:3-4)
d. Common Meals – Including the Lord’s Table.Commemorating the Lord. (I Cor. 11:28-34; 10:31) 3) Essential Witness: Outward rather than inward focused. Inward oriented becomes an end in itself, a dying church; stale, self-centered, lifeless. The learning of truth is dry and academic and relational experiences become superficial. How we execute these functions = FORMSThese functions are absolute and vital to the health and wellbeing of a Worshiping Church.The Forms by which these functions are implemented are negotiable! To develop the best forms for fulfilling these functions we must focus:On the Lens of Scripture (Principles & Values)On the Lens of History (Lessons & Examples)On the Lens of Culture (Current & Ongoing Implications) Utilizing the Three Lenses:Lens of Scripture: The Eternal PerspectiveWhenever the Word of God speaks directly to a “form” the church is obligated to follow that form. There are very few forms laid out in the Scriptures. Therefore, we must carefully examine the Word when we are establishing our forms of Worship. Lens of History: The Past PerspectiveWe are obligated to look at the history of the church and learn from the successes and failures of the church. For example, in the past the church has often measured spirituality on the basis of externals rather than internals. As another example, the church has consistently worshiped on the “Lord’s day.” Lens of Culture: The Present PerspectiveWe live in a culture that is pluralistic, existential, hedonistic and individualistic. Therefore, the church must be part of the culture without the culture damaging the church. Our “forms” have to meet cultural needs without giving up biblical integrity. We must be contemporary but not worldly in our approach to Worship. Two Basic Approaches to Church Ministry,
which affect our worship:

1) The Organizational Approach
a. Model – a robot
b. Method – put pieces together to get growth.

2) The Organism Approach
a. Model – any living thing
b. Method – “life” happens all by itself
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