That’s kind of a short description what I think church should be more like.
Oh, it’s not original with me; lots of folks have said so.
But church really should be the kind of place that unanimously, joyfully greets: “Norm!”
Except with one major difference.
Not the beers.
Church should also be the kind of place that unanimously, joyfully greets: “Cliffy!”
“What’s shakin’, Frasier?” “My faith in humanity.” “Bet we got something for that behind the bar. What’ll you have?” “I’m in a poetic mood tonight. How about a KJV, straight up?”
Then it would really be church.