Podcast Episode #474
We recently ran a Twitter poll to find out the most dealt with sacred cows in churches. The responses were both hilarious and worrisome.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Sacred cows are often sacred not simply because of their usefulness, but because of their tradition.
- The offertory is often the biggest sacred cow in the order of worship.
- The offertory is not a distraction from worship, it is an act of worship.
- Too many people think that their preferred worship style is biblically prescribed.
The 15 sacred cows we discuss are:
- The parlor.
- The organ.
- Order of worship.
- The building.
- Flowers in the worship center.
- Music/worship style.
- Sunday evening services.
- Choir robes.
- Previous pastor.
- White tablecloths over the elements for the Lord’s Supper/Communion.
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