Still 'fine-tuning' our process. You can get to the original article HERE
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE is a reprint from the blog of reverend Kevin Rogers of New Song Church in Windsor, Ontario and is reproduced here for your convenience. You can visit the his blog called "The Orphan Age" HERE.
Something that is essential in the life of every believer is
learning to hear God’s call and knowing how to respond. We will be exploring
that for a while. Who knows, but maybe God is calling you in some way and
together we can become better listeners to the One that calls.
So, call and response?
One, two, buckle my shoe…
Three, Four (fill in the blank)…
Do you see what we did there?
Call-and-response has its roots in traditional African
music, which largely employed a vocal version. If you think of gospel music,
for example, you will immediately recognize the technique: it’s when the pastor
or song leader calls out or sings a line, and the congregation or choir
responds. In other styles of music, call-and-response is used as a form of
experimentation, as well as a way to speak directly to the listener. In live
performances, for example, some performers use call-and-response as a way to
connect with their audience.
In the Christian life, God is the caller, and we are the
responders. We listen to God’s voice and reply with an echo, an answer, or an