Reflecting on Church #27: Worshiping God Despite a Bad Attitude
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 #27.
I thoroughly enjoyed the worship time at this church; the worship of the song leaders was pure and ushered me into the presence of God. With arms raised I connected with the Almighty through song. For me, this was the highlight of the service though I also appreciated the genuine community these folks had with one another and how they shared with and prayed for each other.
I also had some concerns: them not being friendly, the message and attitude of the pastor (in his defense he was functioning on little sleep), and an unpleasant odor that stayed with me the entire service (my wife says she didn’t smell anything). Granted, I arrived knowing some of this church’s background, and my wife says I had a bad attitude.
Despite my concerns, I yearn to make a return trip or perhaps attend one of their Thursday night worship times. Of all the churches we visited, they are perhaps the freest in their worship and the most authentic. I think God is pleased.
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.