Right Worship

“One reason why we Christians argue so much about which hymn to sing, which liturgy to follow, which way to worship is that the commandments teach us to believe that bad liturgy eventually leads to bad ethics. You begin by singing some sappy, sentimental hymn, then you pray some pointless prayer, and the next thing you know you have murdered your best friend.” — Stanley Hauerwas, The Truth About God: The Ten Commandments in Christian Life, p.89

Comments (2)

  1. Amy

    Another Mennonite blog recently used this same quote to generate some discussion.

    http://danschreiber.blogspot.com/2006/10/hauerwas-on-worship-and-murder.html

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  2. Nathan Eanes

    Good food for thought, Brian. What do you think is the connection between worship and ethics?

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