Conjuring Jesus

Has worship become a magic lamp complete with its own Jesus genie? Sometimes I think so! Like some sort of scene out of Greek mythology, where the people gather on a cliff to present a virgin to the Kraken, Christians feel they can conjure Jesus (and satisfy both their need to worship as well as God’s desire to be worshiped). Unfortunately, this behavior did not just appear but pervades the American culture as we can find numerous writings on consumerism, entertainment in the church and other forms of perversion.* Some want to blame the professionalization of worship by music leaders and others want...
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