Let The Darkness Shine

Happy songs and positive message have their place, but if that’s all your congregation is getting, you’re doing them a disservice. David Manner explains why our worship also needs to reflect the real struggles that we face:

We’ve conditioned our congregations through happy songs, sermons and clichéd platitudes to believe that a positive façade is somehow less threatening to God and our faith. So our public worship actions often convey to those struggling with depression that all must be well with everyone here except me.

Worship that never addresses those dark seasons is dishonest as it publicly communicates two messages…

Check out the rest here. Good stuff.

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