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Why Everyone Should Leave the Church

The church is dead. The church is dying. The church is sick.

Turn all the churches into community centers. Repurpose them into condos. Tear them down and use the land for something worthwhile.

All they do is talk about fairytales. They just take people’s money. They are all hypocrites.

Everyone should just leave the church and be done with it.

The church is dead.

Culture

What is the Purpose of Worship?

I have been thinking a lot about worship lately. My recent post about beer and worship flows from that thinking.

I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist the pun.

Seriously, I have been thinking a lot lately about why we worship.

In some circles it thrives, but in other circles it dies. Some people are passionate and some are passive about worship. Some innovate, some replicate.

What is the purpose of worship?

Culture

Should Beer and Church Go Together?

Last week NPR published a story entitled “To Stave Off Decline, Churches Attract New Members With Beer.”

I then noticed several other stories linked to the NPR story discussing the idea of connecting beer with worship. You can read three of those stories if you like: “Churches Use Beer to Attract New Members,” “Churches Woo New Members with Beer,” and “Comedy, Reality, and Religion.”

Connecting the ideas of “we need new church members” and “let’s drink some beer together” surely creates opportunities for strong opinions.

Suggesting offering beer connected with worship as a way to attract new members smacks of compromise for some people.

So, what do you think? Are you interested in a little Harvest Ale or Oatmeal Stout with your praise choruses and bible study?

PEOPLE

LIFE