Some of the nation’s most prominent megachurches have decided not to hold worship services on the Sunday that coincides with Christmas Day, a move that is generating controversy among evangelical Christians at a time when many conservative groups are battling to “put the Christ back in Christmas.”
I’ve been feeling a little less than charitable towards mega-churches of late – and in spite of my own proclivity for staying home on Christmas day, have looked down my nose at those not opening their doors, Christmas morn. (Yes, I can spell hypocrite.) Scot McKnight gently challenges me and others to reconsider our positions – perhaps with a little Christian charity in this Advent season:
Let me take the view that we should be a little more charitable in the discussion (and drop some of the caustic, belletristic, and condemnatory language). And let me make a mild case in defense of the mega-churches and smaller than mega-churches doing what they are doing: considering the Christmas Eve service to be their worship service for the week.
Read the comments section as well.
And read another well stated take here.