When I started pastoring at Oglethorpe, I introduced the passing of the peace as part of our worship service. There have been some grumblings, but one of our seminary interns put it best: "That's the one part of the service where we really show our best character of friendliness, welcome, and energy!" Yesterday, one of our members passed along a blog another pastor wrote about the passing of the peace during worship. I share the link here because I think it says it well.
I invite your comments.