Theology for Life

Although very few Christians are called to be academic theologians, all Christians are called to think theologically. My conviction is that theology is relevant to Christian living. Theology that does not have some cash value for a life of obedient worship is, at best, of secondary interest.

—Robin Parry, Worshiping Trinity, 8

Worship and Prayer: in Christ, through the Spirit

Christian worship is nothing more, nor less, than the Spirit enabling us to join in with Christ’s worship of the Father. Christian prayer is nothing more, nor less, than the Spirit enabling us to join in with Christ’s prayer to the Father.

—Robin Parry, Worshiping Trinity: Coming Back to the Heart of Worship, 16

The Trinity and Worship (2)

‘Right belief’ about God is intimately connected to ‘right worship’ because believing right things about God is an essential component in honouring God appropriately. This is why Christians speak of right belief about God as ‘orthodoxy’, which means ‘right glory’. If we are to give God the glory He deserves, we need to think and speak rightly about God. . . . The Trinity should be at the core of our worship because the God who is at the heart of worship is Trinity.

—Robin Parry, Worshiping Trinity: Coming Back to the Heart of Worship, 8

The Trinity and Worship

The Trinity is not a theoretical doctrine—some form of theological algebra, but the life of God within which all Christians live.  The doctrine of the Trinity provides the basic grammar for all Christian life and thought.  Nowhere is this more true than in regard to worship—the first calling of the people of God.

—Robin Parry, Worshipping Trinity: Coming Back to the Heart of Worship, viii

The Gospel

This story is the good news (evangelion).  In worship we signify it (leiturgia); in evangelism we proclaim it (kerygma); in fellowship we experience it (koinonia); in our ministry to each other and in our service to others we live it  (deaconia). It is the very heartbeat of who we are.

–Robin Parry, Worshiping Trinity: Coming Back to the Heart of Worship, 20

Worship and Prayer: In, Through and With Christ

Christian worship is nothing more, nor less, than the Spirit enabling us to join in with Christ’s worship of the Father.  Christian prayer is nothing more, nor less, than the Spirit enabling us to join in with Christ’s prayer to the Father.

–Robin Parry, Worshiping Trinity: Coming Back to the Heart of Worship, 16