This comment is like nails on a chalkboard: “I got (didn’t get) a lot out of worship today.”
8. What should we get out of worship? Wrong question. Worship is not a utility but an offering, i.e. a sacrifice, an economy of grace that interrupts and critiques the feverish cycles of production and consumption – which is why the collection is not fund-raising but cultural critique. If you want relevance, excitement, or profit, go to a rally, a concert, or the stock exchange. To put it most counter-culturally: Blessed are the bored, for they will see God.
To quote my part-time friend, Rick Warren (am I really doing this): “It’s not about you.”