The “fad” of liturgy

Early on in my journey into a more liturgical life I remember reading from other friends on Facebook about their exploration into liturgical worship. I remember when I was “hooked” by the Eucharist. Others, the more I read, really liked the typical “evangelical” worship model (concert level professional worship, topical sermons), but when they wantedContinue reading “The “fad” of liturgy”

Pentecostal Orthodoxy — I had been playing around

My reading has me in Emilio Alvarez’s new work: Pentecostal Orthodoxy: Toward an Ecumenism of the Spirit. As I am in the early pages, I find myself evaluating where I was on my personal timeline compared to Alvarez. There are a few conclusions I draw from my timeline.

Pentecostalism and the ancient church faith

Pentecostal Orthodoxy is out and I am here for it. Emilio Alvarez hits home for me: If you are a Pentecostal and you find yourself tired of solely identifying yourself with ripped-jeans, muscle-shirt preachers with $100 haircuts and heavily tinted beard; if you find yourself tired of moralistic therapy accompanied by emotional, performance-based worship devoidContinue reading “Pentecostalism and the ancient church faith”

Palm Sunday in the time of coronavirus

Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for thehuman race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ totake upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross,giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grantthat we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also sharein his resurrection; throughContinue reading “Palm Sunday in the time of coronavirus”

One of the beauties of liturgy

One of the things that may confound some folks who wonder about me leaving the Pentecostal denomination I grew up in is how I go to a place that has liturgy. I mean, it “repeats” every Sunday! Where is the moving of the Spirit? (Of course, no one actually asks me these things. Silence isContinue reading “One of the beauties of liturgy”