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Monday, April 26, 2010

A Thought-Provoking Study Challenges Christians' Beliefs About Worship

I just recently ran across this article, and it struck a chord with me. I love All Saints because of its liturgical service and connection to a long church history. Now a liturgical service is emotional in a way, but its aim is not to cause strong emotions, but rather to teach and edify. But I was raised in churches that put a premium on the feelings that the worship service inspired in them as being indicative of how much of an "encounter" they were having with God. Now a scientific study provides some indication of just how much of religious emotional experience is actually brain chemistry. Take a look at this sure-to-be-controversial article here:

"The End of Christianity As We Know It" by Mark Galli