Let’s have some serious joy in this…

Interesting piece in the Stornaway Gazette in which the Rev David Robertson is reported as saying:

The definition of a Calvinist as being a person who ‘is miserable at the thought that someone somewhere is actually enjoying themselves’ is sadly all too typical of the popular misperception of the Free Church (and other forms of Reformed Christianity) in Scotland today.”

He’s primarily concerned about the perceptions, and makes a call at the end:

Let Kirk sessions and congregations pray, think and act in order to deal with the sin of joyless worship. This is not a plea for frivolity, flippancy or entertainment ‘fun’ worship. God forbid. But please can we have some serious joy?”

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