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Ending and Beginning

Many years ago, when I was serving a congregation in northwest Iowa, the pastor of the local Assembly of God church would often attend the afternoon service—the larger of our two services. During the sermon he would call out, "Amen!" This proved to be uncomfortable for some of the members. I believe the reason we were uncomfortable with his saying "Amen" was not just because of our Dutch reticence, but also because we didn't think about what "Amen" means. In…
John Hulst
December 1, 2012