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Faith +1 travels south

Well, Broomfield is the south end of town, anyway. This week, we checked out the Mount Pleasant Community Church. I want to say nice things, but really, it was everything I find distasteful about modern christianity.

atmosphere-less of a chapel, more of a concert hall. It had a better lighting system than the casino entertainment hall. Seriously. The dramatic, lit from below by bluish light, cross and white drapes creeped me out.

music-not too bad. The lead, mic-holding singers started strong, but you could tell that a couple of the songs weren't really ready for debut. They started the service with contemporary stuff, but had a more traditional song during communion; it was nice to mix it up.

the service, part I - They had a new youth minister coming on staff, and they spent a really long time introducing him and his wife, asking them questions about how they became excited about god and ministry. I couldn't shake the eerie resemblance to Donahue or Leno. Caller, you're on the air.

the service, the sequel: the real sermon, I think - The topic was about evangelism and being a contagious christian. It was entirely informational, no inspiration, no guidance. It turns out that they teach this topic in a seminar format, too, and the sermon felt just like a class.

the minister - eh. He seems like a nice enough guy, but I didn't feel drawn to him. Maybe it was just the material for the day.

overall - I was unmoved. The diversity was better than first church, but I didn't find anything there that would compel me to return.
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