Christine Pohl: Promises—Covenants or Contracts, Pt. 1

Culture has shifted from a covenant to a contract model of promising. What difference does this make? This clip is from Dr. Christine Pohl’s session on Fidelity in the seminar “Cultivating Community and Worship: Practices that Define and Sustain Us” at the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies in June 2016.

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Listen to the entire session on Fidelity: The Power and Importance of Making and Keeping Promises (Download) [32:26 ]

Overview: When we make promises, we stabilize our commitments and make the future a little less uncertain. Communities are formed by promises and the covenantal nature of our worship and our life together depends on making and keeping promises.

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