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When Is Worship Real?

Hands raised high, people swaying, eyes closed—these are the tell-tale signs of an intimate moment of worship. But chances are you’ve never seen this level of expressive faith outside the church, at the mall or in the office. A worship pastor shares his field notes on why we are often inconsistent in this area of our faith.
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Is There Something Missing in Our Worship?

Our worlds are filled with noise. From the minute we wake to the minute we fall asleep, our lives are dominated by it. It can be literal noise—the sounds, songs, conversations and murmurings that make up the soundtrack of our days. Or it can be visual noise—what we see, read, take in, process. Either way, our minds, hearts and souls are filled with noise, noise and more noise. God tells us, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). What would it look like for us to be still together in church?