It’s 2019 and Christians finally discover that according to the Bible worshiping God is not about happy clappy services with guitars and cool music. This screenshot is of the current edition of the widely read evangelical journal Christianity Today:
In the story of the burning bush in Exodus Moses (depicted above) looks suspiciously like a Muslim don’t you think? Before praying he removes his sandals; he’s got the beard; he prostrates before God, the perfect physical sign of submission (Muslim means literally ‘one who submits to God’). The Christianity Today article has much to say about Muslim style worship without ever using the dreaded M word itself..
Second, in case we are inclined to think of worship here more liturgically, the psalmist links the word histahawa with two additional expressions relating to the same gesture: kara, “to bow low,” and barak, “to kneel” before the Lord. This happens frequently elsewhere as well. Remarkably, for all the talk these days about full-bodied worship, outside particular charismatic and some mainline churches these gestures are rarely practiced today in Protestant worship. But this is where and how the act of worship happens in Psalm 95: “Come, let us bow down in worship” (v. 6).