Reflection on a Worship Service

Theology is a Church activity, not merely an academic discipline, and Christian doctrine is Church doctrine. The goal of this assignment is to help you draw connections between the categories of theology and actual Christian practices — between the doctrine we have been learning in class, and the Christian practice that goes on in the worshiping Church.

Write a theological meditation on a church service (but not a chapel service at school). Appreciate and/or critique the service of your choice at the Christian church of your choice, drawing on course materials as applicable to make your points.

Please include the printed program of the worship service you attend, so I can follow along. If none is available (or if the program is not descriptive enough), outline it yourself. Don't forget details like the name and denomination of the church, which service you attended, and so on.

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Uh-oh! What if the service is theologically and doctrinally poor?

Please keep your paper 3-4 pages, double-spaced, and follow the directions in my handout for writing papers. Remember, I want to see proper style, clear writing, a thorough answer to the question, and explicit citations of course materials.

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