It's not all that heavy duty a topic, but one of my pet peeves is the way we so often name our churches. Only a minority of the church names I have encountered exhibit any theological or spiritual stance. Most of them are geographical, suggesting that the church is located on a particular street or place, when we say that we believe the church is the people of God gathered rather than a building. Egregious examples of geographical naming: there is a church in Louisville, KY, which is named "Ninth and O Baptist Church", referring to the intersection of a numbered street and a lettered street. It always seemed very awkward to me, and became ludicrous when, at a youth rally, where vans from various churches were lining up, I heard a child say, "Look, Mom, Ninth and Nothing Baptist Church"! Also in Louisville there is a Walnut Street Baptist Church, but many years ago it moved from Walnut Street to St. Catherine Street, but did not change its name. I guess it would be a reach to call a Baptist church "St. Catherine". And maybe it's a good thing, too, since Walnut Street is no more and is now named Muhammad Ali Blvd. -- it really would not do to put that moniker on a Baptist church! But here in Washington, DC, where I now live, the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church is on Sixteenth St, the result of a relocation. Then there is the penchant for numbering. Many are First Baptist Churches. Some are Second, Third, etc. But in Baltimore, as a result of a merger, there is a Second and Fourth Baptist Church! Some churches have what seem to be arrogant names. In the Washington area you can go to True Way BC, True Gospel BC, True Temple Missionary BC, or True and Living God First BC. Others sound as though they are in the wrong denomination: St. Judah BC, St. Mary's BC, Sacred Heart International BC. Perhaps the most problematic are those which are "Somebody Memorial". I have been around long enough to know that eventually people ask, "So who was 'somebody' that he should get a church named for him ... and no one knows!". Spare me, when I pass on, a "Smith Memorial BC" Happily, there are plenty with Biblical/theological/spiritual names, many of them beginning with "Mt.", as in Zion, Ararat, Sinai, Calvary, etc., or "New" as in New Creation, New Bethany, New Birth, New Bible (Oh, oh, that won't fly with the KJVO crowd!). And we do have others ... I endorse those who named their Baptist churches Grace, Trinity, Holy Trinity, Jerusalem, Calvary, Holy Comforter, etc. May their tribe increase!