The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Pastor's Perspective on Confirmation

Leslie G. Svendsen

Article Type: Perspective

Publication Date: 10/1/1991

Issue: Confirmation (Vol. 11, No 4, Fall, 1991)

For those who like books, “the agony and the ecstasy” calls to mind a novel by Irving Stone based on the life of the famous Michelangelo Buonarotti of Florence. For many pastors, the phrase describes the task of preaching. For me, and many, many other pastors, the agony and the ecstasy refers to confirmation.

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