Worship, Work, and Play—Ouch!
WORSHIP, WORK, AND PLAY—OUCH!
Most middle-class Americans tend to:
worship their work;
work at their play; and
play at their worship.
That which we worship, we serve,
and that which we serve we will give our all
—heart, soul, mind and body.
— Gordon Dahl, from WORK, PLAY, AND WORSHIP IN A LEISURE-ORIENTED SOCIETY, Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1972. ISBN: 0806612339
Quoted by Chuck Swindoll in STRESS FRACTURES (Zondervan, 1995) and at http://wava.oneplace.com/ministries/insight_for_living/Article.asp?article_id=539
Quoted by Ken Boa in “Process Spirituality: Being Versus Doing” — http://www.bible.org/page.asp?page_id=2780
[Gordon Dahl wrote these words more than thirty years ago (1972). What would he say in May of 2005?]
Have a great week,
Director, Institute for Christian Worship
School of Church Music and Worship
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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