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The 'Rules' of Church

27 December, 2004 9:07 AM

Darren (the other one - or one of them) has written a post titled Rules were made to be broken about a workshop he's running. He's asking readers to name some of the 'Rules' of Church:

'This made me wonder, what would those of you in the blogosphere list as Rules of Church? Those in the EC scnene have been redefining the rules for quite some time and I was wondering if there was anyone out there paying attention to my new blog who might be interested in listing some of their rules and some of the old rules of Church.

Some of the rules that I think have been dismantled include:

- A church doesnt not look like a coffee shop
- A dance party is outreach, not Church
- Music in the Church should be played on an organ
- Uncomfortable pews are a necessary part of Church
- There is one definition of Church
- The minister preaches, I listen

Of course, there are hundreds more, but I wonder what your old rules were'

Head over and add your 'rules' to his list.



I was wondering what styles of music you do play when you gather. Grunge? Techno? Ambient? And is it stuff you've composed yourself, or if not, what are your sources.

Another thing, the effective use of silence can also lead people into worship. Have we become so logos centred that we think we have to talk all the time? If we approach worship theology from an apophatic perspectic rather than a cataphatic one, we made be prompted to remember the unpronouncability and immutability of the name YHWH.

Matt » 6 January, 2005 4:43 PM

we actually don't do much music at Living Room. From time to time we might in a reflection or meditation but not too often.

Darren » 6 January, 2005 4:49 PM

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