We don’t have mega churches here in Alabama, we have lots of mini churches instead. Maybe that is why their leadership has no problem being politically on the reactionary extremist side, and loudly proclaiming so from the pulpit. Maybe mega churches would be a step up for us. Hmmmm.
This week Jupiter and Saturn will appear as one in the sky, the first time that has happened in 800 years. When I heard this celestial event is called the Big Conjunction, I thought of the dilemma currently facing large evangelical churches in America. When it comes to the big conjunction of Donald Trump and Covid-19, these churches are lost in the cosmos.
Megachurches are America’s great religious influencers. There are more megachurches (churches that average over 2,000 in weekend attendance) in Nashville today than there were in the entire nation just twenty years ago. The influence of these churches is huge, and their decisions make news. Flatirons Church, the largest church here in Boulder County, recently held an outdoor service (pictured above) in which mask wearing and social distancing were obviously negotiable. The event created quite a ruckus in our Covid-compliant region. It was not the first time the…
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