Saturday, June 07, 2008

Churches in India

At preaching class this morning, an elderly gentleman who travels around the world to preach in different countries, gave us a presentation on the subject of 'Preaching in a different culture'.

He mentioned that in India, it is common for congregations to remove their shoes before entering churches. Even if they do not, it is expected that a preacher will remove his shoes before delivering his sermon barefoot. This particular preacher felt that this custom was very precious in giving a strong sense of the sacred nature of the task.

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