Saturday, February 10, 2018
Waterloo North Mennonite Church, 100 Benjamin Road, Waterloo
9:00am to 12:30pm
This event is co-sponsored by Kanata Centre for Worship and Global Song.
Why are awe, delight, truth, and hope so often missing or diminished in Christian liturgy today? How can our worship shape and express authentic Christian faith in the world of everyday life? In this workshop we will explore songs, texts, and a combination of verbal and non-verbal ways to communicate our worship. Through interactive learning, we will discover how, in the words of facilitator Don Saliers, “Christian worship, like a dazzling diamond, must continually be turned in the light of our living and dying, our struggles and our deepest hopes, in order to be fully appreciated” (Worship Come to Its Senses, p. 90).
Dr. Saliers will also be offering a public lecture called "Psalms in a Difficult Time: the Rhythms of Doxology and Lament" on Thursday, February 15 as the 2018 Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar. For more information on this event, please visit Grebel Events.
Don E. Saliers
Don E. Saliers: Dr. Don E. Saliers is the William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship (Emeritus) and Theologian-in-Residence at Candler School of Theology (Emory University). For many years he directed the Master of Sacred Music program at Emory, and was an organist and choirmaster at Cannon Chapel for 35 years. Saliers has also taught at Yale Divinity School, Notre Dame, Boston College, Vancouver School of Theology, and St. John’s University. An accomplished musician, theologian and scholar of liturgics, Saliers is the author of 15 books on the relationship between theology and worship practices. He co-authored A Song to Sing, a Life to Live with his daughter Emily Saliers, a member of the Indigo Girls. Saliers is ordained in The United Methodist Church and has served churches in rural Ohio and New Haven, Connecticut. He continues to preach, lead retreats and lecture widely.