If you’ve been around modern worship, the ccm movement, or even a more non-traditional worship environment for any length of time you’re sure to be familiar with the phrase “7 Ways To Praise.” Some of you may remember Carman, a ccm mainstay in the late 80s/early 90s, known for his diverse stylistic approach, penned and recorded a song called 7 Ways 2 Praise that covered this concept.
We know that a lifestyle of worship and/or praise is so much more than just the songs we sing or even the motions we go through in our worship gatherings. That being said, there are seven specific expressions of praise used to convey different “shades” of praise throughout the Bible. When we look at the language that these words were originally written in we see that our English translators basically just popped the word PRAISE in when they could have been a LOT more expressive and accurate. [Read more...]