This is a spinoff of another thread-we were discussing the current practices of some non-denominational churches. There are a few in my area that have coffee shops, people bring food and drinks into the sanctuary. The service itself is similar to a concert musically, with a lecture in the middle. People take notes like in a classroom. Everything about it is low key, but in my experience it did lead to some genuine conversions and changed lives.
I’m not running this practice down at all, please understand that. I attended such a church for about two years. It was a big part of what eventually led me back to the Catholic Church. At the time my friend invited me, I was away from church and God in just about every way. That casual, relaxed atmosphere was just what I needed at that time.
I guess the question is…even though the practices at these churches are often shocking to life long Catholics and other high church folk…is it really so wrong?