i spoke to a pastor that i know about a week ago who, as a person fairly informed about what is happening in the world today, did not know that willow creek was closing its doors to worshipers on Sunday Christmas day. wow, i was surprised.
i think that every church should be open when Christmas day falls on Sunday so that worshipers can have the option to attend or not. really, it only happens once every seven years or so (at least i think).
so, if the big ticket churches are closing their doors to Christ seekers on Sunday Christmas day, what message are they sending to our culture that has created this double meaning about Christmas? are the big ticket churches in fact encouraging the attitude of commercialism this holiday season by closing their doors on Sunday just because it is also December 25?