Had this been our first Sunday at St. Mark’s it’s unlikely we would have returned.
So what went wrong? This little church was trying to be something it’s not.
St. Mark’s is a traditional church. And it’s very good at being a traditional church. But it’s a lousy contemporary church.
Murrow, David. "Why traditional churches should stick with traditional worship". A Few Grown Men, from Patheos. 17 April 2013.
A timely note on this, the Feast of St. Mark. May this St. Mark's, all parishes named after that Evangelist, and all worshipping communities, be most authentically themselves, and not try to violently sever themselves from their pasts.
I believe that we on Sinden.org have already covered this territory: see Brooks, David - on why Anglican Church music helps form our identity
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