Our earlier item on “Welcoming Liturgy” has occasioned a passionate response both on the Café and elsewhere. Some of you have argued that a church should be extremely careful in altering its Sunday morning Eucharist to make it more seeker/stranger-friendly. Sunday morning, the argument goes, is not prime time for evangelism. Maybe not. But eventually newcomers need to feel comfortable participating in common worship, or else they won’t join our gradually dwindling numbers. So how do we make worship appealing without watering it down?
(Hat tip for the Last Protestant Dinosaur and Derek at Haligweorc.)