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7 Responses to “As The Novelty Wears Off”

  1. Barnabas says:

    Seems contrary to Romans 1:20 For ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature and attributes, that is, His eternal power and divinity, have been made intelligible and clearly discernible in and through the things that have been made (His handiworks). So [men] are without excuse [altogether without any defense or justification], (Amplified)
    Surely revelation is not limited to the confines of a building. The Celtic church is clear evidence of this. The Whitby Synod, however imposed institutional and structural constraint (left brain dominance) As did the Roman and greek alphabets. Studying the Hebrew roots of the OT, greek roots of NT while being amongst nature considering the birds of the air and flowers cannot but cease to bring awe a sense of the wisdom of God. Unforced rhythms of grace

  2. Barnabas says:

    It is the ‘sin nature’ of man ‘the flesh’ that creates disgrace from grace.

  3. Barnabas says:

    Received on the same day

  4. Alan says:

    Our faith journey seems to have mirrored that of you and Kathy. We find ourselves loving the “thick” liturgy of the orthodox Anglican Church. We are in awe as we watch the procession of the Cross, as the Word is lifted up before the people, and as the Sacrament is made central in the worship experience.

  5. David Greusel says:

    Resolved: That religious architecture, done properly, should inspire spontaneous prayer.

  6. Greg says:

    You bring up an interesting point that you grew up in a “liturgical faith tradition”. I on the other hand grew up in a less liturgical tradition with a lot of outside the church bible studies and contemporary services. I now attend a a very liturgical based church and long for the “awe” of a more contemporary service from time to time. Perhaps it is as we get older we are drawn to the faith of our youth.

  7. Brad McDonald says:

    In most sermons through which I sit (and I do feel like I’m “sitting through” them) as soon as (if) the speaker starts a story, the whole atmosphere of the congregation changes; I can sense – “we’re back, he got our attention with the story.” So, metaphors and stories – Yes, that’s the way to go if you want awe.
    I have a training business. When I’m “lecturing” nobody’s listening; when I’m story telling, they’re locked on and tracking. So – no lecturing for me, just stories and questions.
    Thanks for making the connection between AWE and metaphors and the brain.

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