It’s great to see your reflections after completing the course. Each church tradition has its unique practices and beliefs that help foster a deeper connection with God. While your Southern Baptist church might differ from Near Eastern Christian practices, it’s important to recognize that various traditions have evolved over time. Exploring elements like incense or scents to enhance your worship experience could indeed be a meaningful way to connect spiritually. Embracing new practices, while staying true to your faith, can lead to a richer and more diverse spiritual journey.