There are hundreds of types of Christian denominations (catholic and protestant) out there.
I am curious as to which types you have personally encountered.
For myself, I am most familiar with the Evangelical Free Church. It is a strong Biblical supportive denomination. They play traditional and contemporary music with instruments. Conservative, yet liberal leaning on some soical issues; sort of. They do oppose same-sex marriage, and most are also against abortion. Not very traditional and there are no “rituals”.
–Baby dedication, Believers Baptism only.
-Christian Reformed, which is like a protestant Catholic church, except without as many rituals. They are very traditional, and very politically conservative. CR’s love their organ, and they like to “play dress-up.” (They find that dressing very fancy is quite important). They love the Apostle’s and Niecene Creeds. And, they have kids go through something called Catacism. I suppose it’s like conformation, which lutherans do.
-Evangelical Covenant: I have been to that church for a while now on Sunday evenings for youthgroup. It has it’s roots in Lutheranism, but is no longer considered a lutheran church, this the name. They are not into all the traditions and rituals like lutherans, and the reformers. They seem very much like the Evangelical Free Church, except they recite creeds, and have conformation for children like the Lutheran churches (two traditions they held on to when leaving the lutheran denomination).
–Infant and Believers Baptism
Baptist: My grandpa attends an independent Baptist church near where I live, so I’ve been there several times. It is very much like a Southern Baptist Church, except they don’t clap thier hands, don’t have a choir, or shout praise Jesus". In fact, they don’t say or sing anything loudly, haha. They seem very depressed when they are singing/worshiping the Lord. --And so do those at the Chrisitan Reformed Church. I thought we were supposed to be happy to be worshiping and praising the Lord? :rolleyes:
–Believers Baptism only
I have also done lots of research of the several types of denominations out there. I even search the differences in the sub-denominations. Like (Missouri Synod VS ELCA Lutherans) and (Christian Reformed VS Protestant Reformed). The protestant reformed people are worse than CR’s. They act like the TV is the devil, yet they all have the internet (which has pornography!)?