School of Music
Master of Arts in Music and Worship (MA)
Mark W Greenawalt
Postmodern, Tabernacle, Temple, Worship
Ethnomusicology | Music | Music Education | Music Pedagogy | Music Performance | Other Music
Wilcox, Debra, "The Story and the Song: Examining Worship in the Tabernacle in Relation to the Gospel and Postmodern Evangelism" (2017). Masters Theses. 459.
By examining tabernacle worship and its connection to the Gospel, worship leaders may find effective lyrical contexts for reaching the post-modern unbeliever. The priestly responsibility of the worship leader is to carry out the job description of helping people to worship God. As worship leaders select music for worship, they should take the opportunity to teach context and select songs that have parallels to tabernacle worship. In example, the significance of “entering into” worship is a reference to the high priest entering into the Most Holy Place. Worship pastors can approach the task of connecting postmodernists to God by examining lyrical content for symbolism that teaches context.