There are some traditions that shouldn’t be messed with. In a church, it’s probably okay to allow coffee in a sanctuary. (I know I’m biased on this one). If you are in the middle of the deep southern United States, and the church can afford air conditioning, it’s probably a good idea to allow that change to happen. But one needs to be prudent when making changes.
A church can be culturally relevant without losing its soul. When I thought of this idea, I imagined what would happen if a change happened just for the sake of change? What if we focused so much on appealing to consumers’ tastes, that we lose relevance?
There are some things that should be left alone. For me, communion is one of those special things.
I drew this cartoon for Church of God Ministries.