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Affectionate Worship

John P. Burgess A pastor of a young, dynamic African-American congregation told me that his elders once came to him and asked: "Why is it that some Sundays everything comes together--the music, the preaching, the call and the response--and we feel the Spirit moving, and other Sundays nothing seems to click, as though we are trying too hard?" Another pastor tells that before he entered the clergy, he and his wife raised their family in a large suburban congregation where…
John P. Burgess
June 1, 2008