American Idol Pastor?

In light of the discussions we’ve had here on church, I thought everyone might be interested in Barry Hofstetter’s thoughts on church and entertainment he recently posted on his blog. Opening paragraph:

Why do people go to church, and what do we look for when “choosing” a church? People advance all sorts of reasons, but often we get the impression that they think of church as an (almost) optional entertainment activity. People will comment on the sermon, or the singing, or the worship leader, or the decor, but what do such comments really reveal? Often it reveals that they have missed the point entirely.