Any Body There?: Worship and Being Human in a Digital Age by Craig Mueller PDF

By Craig Mueller

ISBN-10: 1498245315

ISBN-13: 9781498245319

ISBN-10: 1532619162

ISBN-13: 9781532619168

Any physique there? we may perhaps ask yourself as we watch humans interact with their clever telephones whereas being oblivious to what's happening round them. Anybody there? is the query dealing with the church because it wrestles with declining non secular association. Craig Mueller considers this modern context, and gives a reaction established in an incarnational spirituality accentuating the physique and discovering expression in company, multisensory liturgy.

Mueller creatively weaves jointly issues from our electronic lives with own and congregational tales and theological, liturgical, and non secular reflections. innovations reminiscent of virtuality, the analog, 24/7 connectivity, entry, layout, and GPS are juxtaposed with topics of embodiment, mortality, sabbath, secret, attractiveness, and vocation.

Drawing on his adventure as a pastor to millennials, his experiences in liturgical theology, and his paintings at the results of expertise on everyday life, Mueller proposes that company worship is an antidote to the distraction, fragmentation, and non secular starvation in society at the present time. As people proceed to merge with machines, participation within the Sunday liturgy reminds us of what it capacity to be human: a deeper connection to bodies and the earth and a transparent feel of goal and project for our daily lives.

"Pastor Mueller attracts us anew into the secret and materiality of Christian religion because it is embodied and enacted in notice and Sacrament worship. . . . Pastors, seminarians, and laypersons will locate right here not just a primer and refresher at the embodied styles and practices of liturgy, yet a compelling photograph of its that means in our more and more disembodied, electronic tradition. Mueller's reflections on lifestyles and liturgy are witty and clever, own and pastoral." 
--Susan Briehl, editor and contributor, On Our Way

"This is likely one of the top within debts i have learn of the knowledge and practices on the middle of a flourishing congregation. during this stylish and useful booklet Pastor Mueller translates the guarantees and dilemmas of the digital period as invites right into a profound spirituality of the physique in worship and lifestyle. research and savour this compelling imaginative and prescient of what it capability to be alive in the world today!"
--Benjamin M. Stewart, The Lutheran institution of Theology at Chicago

Craig Mueller (DMin) has served as pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chicago on the grounds that 1999. additionally, he's a liturgical author and workshop presenter, and gives management for the non secular formation application on the Lutheran tuition of Theology at Chicago. His guides contain Soli Deo Gloria: Choir Devotions for yr A (2010).

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