Revelation and Response (5)

Worship . . . is the response of the creature to the Eternal.  (Evelyn Underhill)

Worship is man’s response to God’s revelation.  (Andrew W. Blackwood)

Worship is a conversation between the God of revelation and people in need of redemption.  (C. Welton Gaddy)

Liturgy [the “work of the people” in worship] is an intentionally gathered community in mutual dialogue with God’s self-communication.  (Don Saliers)

Christian worship is grounded in the reality of the action of God toward the human soul in Jesus Christ and in man’s responsive action through Jesus Christ.  (Paul Waitman Hoon)

—all cited in Gary A. Furr & Milburn Price, The Dialogue of Worship: Creating Space for Revelation and Response, 1