Is church a list of programs, or a set of traditions, ceremonies and pageantry? Does it really matter what style of music you have, or whether or not the preacher (by whatever name) wears robes, a suit or jeans? Is it possible to worship without candles or a certain type of décor? Do we choose a church because of its youth group, its seniors’ ministry or its bowling league?
That is what I mean by how we “do church”.
Ah yes, the most powerful force in the modern church: The way we’ve always done it.
As I pointed out in the last post, church as a movement changes lives for Christ. The church as an institution maintains the status quo.
Many of the things in this category are matters of personal preference. When I am at home, what I may prefer gets some attention, but in the Body of Christ…
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