“Contemporary” Isn’t A Cuss Word

I am so sick of people laying part of the blame for the church’s decline at the feet of “the contemporary worship experience”. I’m talking about people like Steve McSwain, who said in his article Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore that “It’s been the trend in the last couple of decades for traditional, mainline […]

I’m Dreaming Of A White(washed) Christmas?

Well, I did it, beloved. I made it all the way through Advent without talking about Christmas once (okay, so maybe I mentioned once or twice, But, still…). But, now that the Christmas season is here, I can yammer away as much as I want and not worry that some damn high-church liturgy freak will […]

Lent: Big Old Ball O’ Fun?

No, it’s not. Lent sucks. But, it’s supposed to suck; that’s kind of the point. Lent, for those of you who might not be familiar with it, is a liturgical season usually celebrated as winter comJeses to a close. It’s 40 days, not counting Sundays, of fasting, penance and prayer that is supposed to prepare Christians for the […]