Mega Churches Part II
It's so comforting to find other people out there who hold like opinions. Like the editorial's author I watched my home church shed its denominational name, replace its cross with movie screens, its baptistry with a band and its pulpit with...nothing. The pastor, who dresses in casual attire, just walks around. He has a lavellier mike now.
This leaves the surface-level seekers who are looking to plumb new spiritual depths for the first time, but for whom the church instead wastes time crafting pop culture analogies and brewing espressos, as the meat-and-potatoes churchgoers. They'll come on Sundays in search of significance and find it in the same place they do the other six days: in "stuff," in "things."
In Europe, mass religious apostasy left its churches people free, but the American megachurch could bring this irony: We, unlike the Europeans, have people in our big, empty churches.
Hat tip: NiT