Back in 1978, Paul Seabury wrote a classic article, “Trendier than thou: The many temptations of the Episcopal Church.”
The Catholic Church has been engaged in a race toward trendiness since about 1965. This month, a Catholic group has clearly surged into the lead. It hopes to be a trend-setter.
For more information of this ecclesiastical innovation, go here: http://www.mcmass.com.
Had this innovation been adopted in 1516, Luther would have posted 96 theses in 1517. I can imagine his critique: “You’ll get fried with that.”
I can imagine the Methodists’ marketing response: “Burger King of Kings.”
Then the United Church of Christ will open “Subway to Heaven.”