Mature vs. Beginner Benedicting: How to Give a Blessing the Right (Not Just Rite) Way

The assembly looked shocked the first time I gave the benediction.

Now, I grew up in a “middle-of-the-candle” tradition. If you can imagine Goldilocks coming to our house of worship, I would imagine her saying, “It’s not too high. And It’s not too low.” The churchmanship or style of worship, that is. We thought it was “just right.” Pastors wore robes. […]