You can tell a lot about a church by the way they use their hands in worship. In fact, you could blindfold me so I couldn’t see the name of the church you’re taking me to, then take the blindfold off when we got in the sanctuary, and I could tell you what church we’re in by the way folks use their hands in worship.
I've never experienced true torture. Waterboarding, beatings, and isolation would certainly break me. But if I found myself in Guantanamo Bay as an inmate, I am quite sure I would at least survive the sleep deprivation. Indeed, I already have. Metallica has nothing on the lungs of my little girl Naomi Jean and, last time I checked, James Hetfield (lead singer of Metallica for the non-metal-heads) does not have colic.
Global Wesleyan Dictionary of Theology, edited by Al Truesdale (Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 2013)
A Review by Brad Estep
In 2009, a revision was made to the duties of pastors in the Church of the Nazarene. In addition to the long-standing duty “to administer the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper at least once a quarter,”
In the scope of a Sunday morning worship experience, the act of giving is a relatively small segment. Ushers are called, musicians play, and the offering plate passes in just a few seconds.