“Any service of Christian worship that is given to a more dualistic or gnostic conception of the body (e.g., tending to see the body as a “prison” and the material world as an evil distraction) will actually be a performative contradiction, since any service of Christian worship will be inescapably material and embodied, even if it might not be considered liturgical or sacramental.  Indeed, there is a sense in which human worship is inescapably sacramental insofar as it will always and only be an event of material meaning-making.  Even the most didactic, minimalist “talking-head” kind of worship will require tongues and ears.  Our essential embodiment will keep interrupting our Platonic desire to do away with the body, will keep insinuating itself into our dualistic discourses to remind us that the triune God of creation traffics in ashes and dust, blood and bodies, fish and bread.  And he pronounces all of it “very good” (Gen. 1:31).”

--James Smith, Desiring the Kingdom, 141

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