Avoiding the Trail From Clap Clap to Claptrap: Why should those who are trying to promote reformation in our day be so devoted to liturgy?
Liturgy is not a road we travel to get to heaven. It is a way of leaving routes open for God to come to us. These are not the routes that man has devised, but routes that God has told us about in his Word
Many people who are interested in the Reformation are also interested in liturgy. This surprises some people, since they think that the Protestant Reformation was instituted to get rid of all of that "Papist claptrap." If anything, they believe, where the Reformation left vestiges of Catholic ritual, the Reformation was incomplete. Reformation means getting rid of what is Catholic.
So why should those who are trying to promote reformation in our day be so devoted to liturgy? What makes it so compelling? A writer promoting the Episcopal church has an easy answer to this. To ...