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.

torturous-worshipI'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.

dictionary-of-theologyGlobal Wesleyan Dictionary of Theology, edited by Al Truesdale (Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 2013)

A Review by Brad Estep

more-frquent-communionIn 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,”

making-giving-worshipful-picIn 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.