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Millions of Americans gather in churches for worship every week. We sing, pray, confess our sins, give money, listen to a sermon, eat bread, and drink wine together. But why do we do those things as the church? In Why Church Matters, Jonathan Wilson offers compelling insight into that question by examining how Christian practices are centered on gathered worship. He discusses how worship is work, witness, and warfare; how it grounds us in the good and the true and the beautiful; and how it teaches and shapes us in the language of faith. He then fleshes out his vision for the church by looking in depth at three practices-baptism, communion, and foot-washing. Wilson further explores how confession and the formative power of prayer and suffering shape the body of Christ.

Ultimately, Wilson's reflections equip us to be more faithful as the church and to seek God's forgiveness when we are unfaithful to the church's calling.

Why Church Matters will be valuable to everyone involved in churches today--clergy and laypeople, seminary professors and students, and church leaders.

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What is it that we are called to do as the church? In Why Church Matters, a Christianity Today 2007 Book Award Winner, Jonathan Wilson offers compelling insight into this question by examining how Christian practices are centered on gathered worship. He discusses how worship is work, witness, and warfare; how it grounds us in the good and the true and the beautiful; and how it teaches and shapes us in the language of faith. He then fleshes out his vision for the church by looking in depth at three practices--baptism, communion, and foot-washing. Wilson's insights will be valuable to everyone involved in churches today--pastors and laypeople, seminary professors and students, and church leaders.


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Product Details

Product #: 554742

Status: Stock line

Date Published: 01 Dec 2006

ISBN-10: 1587430371

ISBN-13: 9781587430374

Publisher: Brazos Press

Subjects: Books - Church & Ministry

Category: Ministry/Church - Leadership Resources

Weight: 231 g

Size: 22.9 x 15.2 cm