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

By Craig Mueller

ISBN-10: 1498245315

ISBN-13: 9781498245319

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Any physique there? we may possibly ask yourself as we watch humans interact with their shrewdpermanent 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 provides a reaction established in an incarnational spirituality accentuating the physique and discovering expression in company, multisensory liturgy.

Mueller creatively weaves jointly themes from our electronic lives with own and congregational tales and theological, liturgical, and non secular reflections. strategies similar to virtuality, the analog, 24/7 connectivity, entry, layout, and GPS are juxtaposed with subject matters of embodiment, mortality, sabbath, secret, attractiveness, and vocation.

Drawing on his event as a pastor to millennials, his stories in liturgical theology, and his paintings at the results of know-how on lifestyle, Mueller proposes that company worship is an antidote to the distraction, fragmentation, and religious starvation in society this day. 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 experience of objective and venture for our daily lives.

"Pastor Mueller attracts us anew into the secret and materiality of Christian religion because it is embodied and enacted in be aware and Sacrament worship. . . . Pastors, seminarians, and laypersons will locate the following 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 without doubt one of the most sensible within money owed i have learn of the knowledge and practices on the middle of a flourishing congregation. during this based and useful publication 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. learn and appreciate this compelling imaginative and prescient of what it capability to be alive on the earth today!"
--Benjamin M. Stewart, The Lutheran college of Theology at Chicago

Craig Mueller (DMin) has served as pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chicago considering that 1999. furthermore, he's a liturgical author and workshop presenter, and offers management for the religious formation application on the Lutheran tuition of Theology at Chicago. His guides comprise Soli Deo Gloria: Choir Devotions for 12 months A (2010).

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