Within the emerging church over the past decade there has been a return to the use of icons, images, and rituals to help point people to God.
After a long exodus of protestants sanitizing their churches and abandoning everything but the word of God, Church’s have been creating a more healthy, more tangible and more experiential expression of worship with candles, incense, painting, art, stations, meditation spaces, etc.
Yet I wonder if this renewal of sacredness only furthers the perceived divide between the sacred and the secular.
Could it be, we actually worship the creator of heaven and earth who is already all-present, if we would only stop to notice?
Maybe the only difference between the sacred and the secular is that the secular doesn’t know it’s sacred yet.