Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Worship as Politics

"Worship is Political Science 101. In every worship service, the Christian ekklesia is renewed in her unique story and language,  her unique political experience and vocation.  Every worship service is a challenge to Caesar because every Lord's Day we bow to a Man on the throne of heave, to whom even great Caesar must bow...Every Lord's Day, the Church is reconstituted as a polity whose obedience is owed to Christ, and we are taught to name Jesus as King of kings and Lord of lords." (Peter Leithart, Against Christianity, p. 67)

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Let the saints be joyful in glory, let them sing aloud on their beds, let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand, to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples; to bind the kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron. Psalm 149:5-8