Worship in the Korean church context : a comparison of consumerism in worship planning with Reformed worship principles
Fecha de publicación2007
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This thesis has several purposes. First, it compares and contrasts many Korean Presbyterian churches’ general symptoms and consumerism which are deeply rooted in worship with those of Reformed theological perspectives. In general, although many Korean Presbyterian church leaders has ideally followed Reformed theology and reformers’ theory, their practical efforts in worship and its planning have showed a tendency to be attracted by other ideals such as consumer-centric methods, marketing theory, and individualism. Second, we discuss cross-cultural approaches of Reformed perspectives in worship to the worship planning in the Korean context by finding some biblical, liturgical, and musical applications which distinguish Reformed worship principles from others. Third, we suggest some educational proposals for continuous renewing of Korean churches’ worship and narrowing the gap between older and younger generation by analyzing both generations’ characteristics. Finally, we conclude that worship cannot be a tool or method for satisfying people’s desire, and it should be considered as a place in which God’s people listen to His Word through various channels which is also established by His Word.