Oh where to go on a Sunday morning?!

"God is Now Here" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“God is Now Here” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

I’ve been guilty of this. Running around trying to find where the real action was.

I’ve also experienced this as a pastor… trying to make our church the most attractive… getting new people because we provided a better show or losing people to other ones.

Now I know it’s all right here. Being here now.

There is no magical place out there.

Our discontent is within our own minds. And that’s exactly where the contentment must finally be birthed, reside, and rest.

The journey is inward.

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6 Responses

  1. Bernardo says:

    “There is no magical place out there.” Actually, there is especially on a Sunday morning. And that place is?

    Your local golf course !!!

  2. Headless Unicorn Guy says:

    This needs to be an animation. With the blimp popping from church to church at random and all the little figures running to wherever it’s pointing, like the panic scene halfway through this clip from Attack of the Killer Tomatoes:

  3. haha true. that’s the idea i wanted to convey.

  4. Bernardo says:

    But the problem might be that there are no golf courses in Nova Scotia and not much else to do on a Sunday morning other than to fine a nice feeling good and warm pew.

  5. ccws says:

    Where I come from, we call it “the Church of What’s Happenin’ Now.”

    A small but vocal minority in my last (straight-up maniline progressive American Baptist) church wanted more “contemporary” music in worship – you know, 7-11 and Boyfriend Jesus songs, lyrics projected on the wall – so we tried it for a while.

    It fell totally flat!

    First off, only a few people knew the tunes, so everyone was stumbling around. Second, we couldn’t make the sanctuary dark enough, so a lot of people had trouble reading the words. Third, while we had no problem with recently written hymns, we as a congregation were accustomed to – and greatly preferred – more “meat” in them (Brian Wren & Fred Kaan were two favorites).

    So we went back to our usual fare, and the CCM fans (many of whom were talented musicians) were encouraged to get together and do that sort of thing as special music, which they did.

    Don’t argue with what works.