For 2,000 years (approximately 100,000 Sundays), Christians have been worshiping. Over the course of this time, the forms, perspectives, and practices of Christian worship have varied greatly. Yet, some Christians might think that the current state of worship is the way it always has been. This course will dispel that notion by providing an orientation to the large periods and sweeps of Christian worship history even as it highlights some recurring issues still relevant to the worship of churches today. Through a historical examination of these developments, students can gain better perspective on the presumptions current-day worshipers have about what is considered “normal” and “standard.”
Debbie Wong has been actively involved in church ministry since 2004 as a worship leader and musician, and has had the privilege to lead and teach worship across Asia and in the United States. Originally from Singapore, she moved to North Carolina in 2016 to pursue a Master of Divinity at Duke Divinity School, where she is currently working towards a Th.D. in Liturgical studies. Her work focuses on worship and formation, with an emphasis on the history, theology, and practice of contemporary and charismatic expressions of praise and worship. Debbie is a contributor to the edited volume Flow: The Ancient Way to Do Contemporary Worship (Abingdon, 2020), and currently serves as the worship leader at First United Methodist Church in Cary, NC. She remains a member of Barker Road Methodist Church in Singapore. You can learn more about her work at deborahannwong.com.
100,000 Sundays: The History of Christian Worship and Its Ongoing Relevance for Today
Ms Debbie Wong
2024 Mar 19, 26, Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
(7 Tuesday evenings)
7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Free for TTC Alumni and TTC Matriculated Students – Registration Required