Posts Tagged ‘Gottesdienst’

Forever at Concordia Seminary

The Gottesdienst blog today has a post in which it seeks to expose the worship practices occurring at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.  Those that know me who tell you that I am one who uses the liturgy and hymnody of the Church each week with joy.  I am one who understands quite clearly the concern […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on October 20th, 2015 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , ,  •  5 Comments

Why do you go to church?

Why do you go to church?  Most in our day think that if one goes to church, they go to show God how much they love him.  They go to serve him.  They go to give him glory.  They go to serve Jesus. Luke 10:40-41  But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on July 15th, 2013 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  No Comments

Gottesdienst

Gottesdienst. It is the High German word most Germans would use to speak of their church services each week. The word translates most woodenly into English as “God’s service.” It is nearly equivalent  to what we call each of our orders of service in the hymnal: “Divine Service.” Throughout the years, this one German word […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on April 21st, 2011 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , ,  •  2 Comments

Worth-ship

I recently was with a pastor who said he liked to call church worth-ship.  At first, I was interested.  I am always up for a little wordplay.  But then he explained.  He said he called church this because it was the place we went to give God worth.  What?  I could not believe my ears.  […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on November 30th, 2010 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  2 Comments