Subscribers to my monthly Tiny Letter know this explicitly, and some of you may have gathered this implicitly, but Amber and I have made a shift in the last six months. I won't spend too many words discussing it here, but know this--we've moved from a larger non-traditional Bible church to a much smaller Anglican church. It was an organic transition, one not born from angst, disappointment, or bitterness. Instead, it was a change that was a long time coming, one birthed out of sobriety, study, and a the unmistakable Spirit wind. It was a change that was--in no small part--birthed from our family's need for quieter spaces of communion. Our children love the rhythm of the liturgy, and enjoy worshiping in a smaller congregation. They are learning the power of hearing Scripture and sacramental engagement.
Not to state the obvious, but I recognize this: there are all sorts of churches for all sorts of people. Some enjoy the raucous, loud sort. Others prefer the house church gathering around the communal potluck. Some enjoy the organ-and-hymn Baptist service, while others prefer the metaphors of the liturgical service. No matter your preference, though, I'd like to spend some time today discussing the church--specifically, your church. Would you join me?
1. What kind of church do you currently attend?
2. What do you like about it?
3. What is it about your congregation that makes you sing?
There are all sorts of churches for all sorts of people. Some enjoy the raucous, loud sort. Others prefer the house...
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