For years I’ve enjoyed Johnson’s broadcasting style on Inside the NBA. Recently I enjoyed his writing when I read Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments that Make Life Extraordinary.
I’m a regular pastor. My church is located in an average sized town. We are a medium sized church. Here are a few of my thoughts now that we’re several weeks into a “new normal.”
I don’t have a one-sized-fits-all answer for what you do at church the Sunday after a mass shooting. I do know what happened at Immanuel.
Last night my church (Immanuel) had a joint worship night with another local church (Redemption). We gathered together to read Scripture and respond in worship. As we sang praises to God, I was reminded of the value of congregational singing.
Many in the west hear these words and picture primitive worshipers bowing down to man made statues. However, the Bible also describes a kind of idolatry that takes place in the heart (Ezekiel 14:4).
I’ve thought about publishing this post for several months. However, I have not hit the publish button until today. I have several reasons for my hesitancy … but today’s the day.