"Vandergraaf, Chuck" wrote:
> As an aside, it is also interesting that we seem to crave rules and this is
> especially apparent in denominations like Anglican, Lutheran, Catholic and
> Greek Orthodox that rely on, what a Calvinist would call, "choreography"
> with candles that need to be lit at a specific time, "bells and smells,"
Just a comment on the inclusion of Lutherans. It's true that some (& I
include myself among them) are "high church" but that is not because worship
must be done that way. As a matter of evangelical freedom, Lutheran worship can
be as "high" or "low" church as the congregation & pastor like as long as the
gospel is preached & the sacraments are administered in accord with the gospel.
This is in contrast to Christians who think that they must have particular
smells & bells and to those who think that they can't have them.
George L. Murphy
"The Science-Theology Interface"
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