by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
“True worship stands in opposition to the secular trend that repudiates the supernatural. Secularization says all that is, is what is. It argues that there is nothing outside of human existence to give life meaning or value. The secular attitude insists that humans are left to create their own meaning, value, and identity. But in the celebration of the Christ-event, worship affirms the supernatural, sanctions the past, and creates confidence in the future.” 
When we gather for worship, meaning comes from God’s perspective; humans are valuable because God values them; identity comes from being made in the image of God. Personal identity in the world is totally internally conceived, growing out of fallen human beings. What are the chances that this perspective will be healthy or true? Worship is the opportunity to remind us of the God-given meaning in life, our God-given value as a unique person, and remind ourselves that our God-given identity is in Christ. When we talk about worshiping in “spirit and in truth,” this is part of the truth to which we are referring.
 Robert Webber, Worship Is a Verb, p.26