The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Applause, applause

Does it detract from worship?

Q: Our pastors encourage applause for every musical offering during worship, making many people uncomfortable. Doesn't this detract from God-centered worship?

Q: One of our pastors leads overseas trips on which members are invited to go. A pastor who does this gets a free trip. Is this an abuse of the pastoral office for personal gain and can it lead to divisiveness in the congregation?

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