Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What Does Your Chancel Confess?

In what is a truly inspired appearance on the May 7th Issues, Etc., Pastor Wil Weedon describes why the insides of a historic church appear as they do. He explains the open arch above the chancel, and the significance of the crosses on the altar cloth for instance.

Pastor Wilken asks him what is confessed when you walk into a church, and instead of an altar “you find a drum kit, microphones, electric guitar, a bunch of amps, and then eventually as the stage fills up, a praise band. Maybe the pastor at some point. What does that confess?”

Pastor Weedon’s response:

“It confesses that what we’re doing is more important than what God wants to give. That what we’re up to is the most important thing. That we’re the real show, and that what God wants to give has been sidelined.

When you walk into a historic church, there is no question that what God is doing and giving is front and center and not being sidelined. It’s all about the gifts of God for the people of God.”

You can listen to the whole show here:

photo credit: smussyolay

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