When I showed up to support the pastor at World Deliverance Temple in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, Tuesday, I sensed I was in for a lively service of praise.
A drummer, keyboard players, and more were plenty.
The week-long conference hosted a variety of speakers including Pastor Winans of Perfecting Church in Detroit. And, his voice reminded me of an experience at his church years ago when he sang and I felt like I was in heaven, not that I know what that is like.
A grateful pastor welcomed the inter and intra-faith clergy.
Pastors are like that.
They know that linking our lives in God is crucial to ministry and more.
The Pentecostal service had the Imam wondering as I prepared him for what to expect.
He was grateful.
And, he accepted that people worship differently, saying, "I don't judge; God will sort them all out."
We clapped. We shouted and prayed in tongues, even danced in praise of the Maker.
One's entire being is engaged here, I thought.
A Catholic physician turned from his front row saying, "We Catholics should try this!"
Why not, I thought.
God awaits our entire being to fully engage. And, although we are more cerebral, I think there's room for diversity of ways of worshiping.