Is your church committing them? At what cost?
I'm not beating up on anyone and certainly imitation is the highest form of flattery, but what are we thinking? At the same time that we are saying we want to reinvent ourselves stylistically, many of our churches are simply copying what they see elsewhere.
One might ask, "Well, how many ways are there to worship, huh?"
"Hundreds, if not thousands," would be a conservative answer.
Yet Evangelicals resemble their mainline brethren whom they have often accused of drone-like repetition. Have we lost our expressive vertebrae? Many times one can see more innovation in so-called liturgical churches than their "cooler" counterparts.
Here are four ways our "copy and paste" style of worship is killing our ability to thoroughly and lovingly investigate the claims of Christ and the proclamation of his gospel.... To read more, click here.