By TylerR Feb 01 2016 Church GrowthThis shiny oversized card explained the top ten reasons why people don’t go to church. It employed a strategy right out of the church growth handbooks that has become wearying to me. It is Church Growth 101, but such a strategy as never occurred to Paul or the Apostles. 1662 reads There are 4 Comments Hmmmm... Bert Perry - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 9:24am It strikes me that when I was a nonbelieving college student back at Michigan State, I knew that I should wear a suit (real wool in my case, woo hoo!), but what I didn't know about was the love of the brothers and sisters in Christ. I agree with the author that concentrating on the cultural cues gets really, really tiring, no matter who it's being done by. Aspiring to be a stick in the mud. Steven Lawson TylerR - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 9:26am This reminds me of a tweet Steven Lawson sent out a few days ago: "Many today want a contemporary worship service. Great! Preach the Bible. Nothing is more up to date." Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist? the new traditional WilliamD - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 12:47am I can hardly find a church anywhere that has pews, organ music, leisure suits, classical music, etc. Those old traditional stereotypes hardly exist anymore. Now, it really is boring with the contemporary approach. One church in our area says that what you can expect is: eat some donuts and coffee, band will play (loud), great message from the pastor, send you off with more music. How boring, unimaginative, unoriginal, unthoughtful and bland. The contemporary service is now the new traditional that you can find just about everywhere. https://expastorsjourney.wordpress.com/ The Put Down Ed Vasicek - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:51am If Seeker-sensitive churches want to be very different from more traditional churches, they have a right to positively state those differences. But they have no right to put down their brothers and sisters in Christ who are doctrinally similar but take a different approach. Shame on them! "The Midrash Detective"