Recently, my son asked what church is like for most Christians in America. (He’s been to a variety of services from a range of traditions, but never an evangelical service.) “They sing songs about God and listen to a sermon,” I told him. That was terribly vague, I realized, so I pulled up YouTube and typed in the first evangelical Christian that came to mind: “Joel Osteen church service.”
This is a really interesting reflection on worship and reference. I wonder outside of the church where do you think are the places/ structures that can cultivate that sense of reverence? Maybe the classroom or within the arts?