I am a PK - preacher's kid. There. Now you know. That meant that events of the week in my teen life sometimes showed up in sermons. I expect you can guess the outcome. But I like church now even if it took me a couple of decades to get back. If there had been this sort of thing I wonder if it might have taken so many years:
The Seaford Hotel is inhabited by Church in the Pub every Sunday morning, attracting up to 150 people. Church minister the Reverend Brant Jones, 61, said while the meeting was fairly traditional, the idea of holding a church service in a pub was more appealing to some because it "sounds a bit different". "Going to the pub's not where they expect to find church," Mr Jones said.
I had a pal when I was in high school whose older brother said "the bar is my church" and I knew what he meant. Beyond just the third place, the pub and the church share the opportunity for reflection and quiet if you want it. And these things are springing up from places from Australia to Arkansas, in England and even Japan. Isn't it time for a global movement so that I can justify my participation?