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Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

Why it matters when we gather for worship.

I recently read a report in USA Today that more churches are shifting their worship gatherings from Sunday morning to Wednesday night. For some it's a matter of convenience, and other churches are simply trying to reach those who can't/won't come on Sunday morning.

I'm not sure this can really be called "news." Churches have been providing alternative worship times for as long as I can remember, and I'm certainly not against that. I've spoken with many church leaders, including at my own congregation, about alternative worship times. But what bothers me is the lack of biblical or theological understanding around this topic. Most evangelicals seem to believe Sunday morning worship is merely historical tradition, and therefore carries no great importance. They conclude that we can or should abandon Sunday if a more convenient or missionally effective time can be found.

Occasionally I may hear someone make the connection between Christ's resurrection and Sunday morning worship. As Keith Green ...

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