Marva Dawn recently died. Her writings on worship and pastoral care have been valued by many. But her writing on the book of Revelation, borne of study and personal experience of disability provides wonderful insight. Recalling how the rapacious abuses that early Christians had endured would have been in their minds, the message of Revelation …

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Part of Marva Dawn’s introduction to worship. Worship ought not to be construed in a utilitarian way. Its purpose is not to gain numbers nor for our church to be seen as successful. Rather, the entire reason for our worship is that God deserves it. Moreover, it isn’t even useful for earning points with God, …

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