This month marks the beginning of Lent, which brings up the subject of liturgy. “Liturgy” is a dirty word to some people. They equate it with dead religion, rank liberalism, dry-as-dust theology, and something to steer clear from. Among avowed evangelicals, “liturgy” is somehow inseparable from “Catholicism,” and “hoc est corpus,” which is to say, it’s just about anathema. Somewhere amidst the anachronisms of modern church history, we’ve lost liturgy.
Maybe it’s time to bring it back.