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  • Anonymous

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    October 15, 2020 at 11:55 am

    I hear you, Brandon! Ritual and routine can definitely begin to feel dry impersonal. It’s funny, I think was on the opposite side of the spectrum of you growing up –– the Pentecostal and charismatic worship I participated in is founded on improvisation and eschews structure. I began appreciating liturgy more in the last few years not so much because it helped me feel a direct connection with God, like you mentioned, but because it helped me feel more connected with other people. There was something special about participating in words and movements that others throughout history have partaken in as well. I liked the feeling of rootedness in a historic Christianity, rather than just having an individual relationship with God. Though of course, I still enjoy a wild, unpredictable Pentecostal service 🙂