Reflecting on Church #21: A Unique Service That Should Be the Norm

Reflecting on Church #21: A Unique Service That Should Be the Norm

With our journey of visiting fifty-two churches over, I can reflect more on the complete experience. Today, I’ll add to my thoughts about Church #21.

52 Churches, A Yearlong Journey Encountering God, His Church, by Peter DeHaan, PhD

Of all the 52 churches we visited, this one deviated the most from current church practices: the shofar to start the service, teaching that included interaction, truly worshiping in God’s presence, and enjoying extended community afterwards.

I suspect this version of church is more in line with what the early church practiced when they met together, spurring each other on and encouraging one another (see Hebrews 10:24-25).

This church had a unique service, which is sad, because it should be normal.

[See my reflections about Church #20 and Church #22 or start with Church #1.]

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Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality, often with a postmodern slant. He seeks a fresh approach to faith and following God through the lens of scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.

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