Worship is not for some pragmatic or utilitarian purpose. Nor do we offer something in worship in order to receive something in return. Worship is to remember the Christ event, to allow Christ to become “for us” as the gathered Christian assembly.
Word & World
Lange, Dirk G. “Disrupting Worship.” Word & World 26, no. 2 (2006): 130–37.
Lange, Dirk G., "Disrupting Worship" (2006). Faculty Publications. 138.