Friday, May 1, 2009

Orthodox chanting

Posted by Leona Bergstrom

Last week we attended a Christian leadership conference in Atlanta. It was innovative, fresh, inspiring and sometimes frightening. In such a fast-changing world we are left gasping, trying to figure out the next innovative approach to ministry. Consistently we are bombarded with the message that we’ve got to liven things up – a lot. Our worship has to be innovative, risky, “emergent”, cutting edge – and loud!

That’s probably why the extreme devotion that Terry’s niece has to the expression of her Orthodox faith was so inspiring. Without debating theology, I want to applaud Emily for the beauty in the manifestation of her convictions. I think you’ll find it a refreshing example of reflective worship. The next generation never ceases to amaze me.

Find the PBS Religion and Ethics piece here.

(Photo by Dan Beards, shared via Flickr)

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