I hesitate to post this, but the urge is too strong. My friend Randy has a post headed A Shocking Agenda for the Church complete with link to the original post on Internetmonk.com. I wasn’t sure how to take it. Could it be a spoof? Among such items as “Put as much effort and resources into men’s ministry as you do women’s”, “In promotional material, use actual photos of actual people in your community” and “Use the Apostles’ and Nicene creeds in worship” (it’s an eclectic and eccentric list!) was no.5
That caused me a double-take. But yes, I had read it right. No. 5 said
Reading through the comments at Internetmonk, it seems I wasn’t the only one taken aback by this, for one commenter said “…my mind is reeling at the thought there are churches where *one* reading would be an improvement. Say it ain’t so!” To which came the reply “The mind should reel then, because aside from the pastor’s sermon text read at the sermon, most Baptist, Charismatic churches, etc have no scripture readings.”
I have to say, this is outside my experience. Does it ring true for others?