I had a personal encounter recently with the dress-down vs dress-up culture war. I attended and preached at the funeral of an in-law who was of the dress down variety. BTW I don't mean that disrespectfully. As we began dressing (there were many of us in the same house) for the services, a clear split became apparent as some of the family put on jeans and others put on dress clothes. Fortunately, no arguing broke out over the issue, but some polite conversation did take place. The bottom line was that the dress-downers dressed down because "that's what we do", and the dress-up'ers dressed up because "that what we do". What do you think? Is wearing jeans and tennis shoes to church okay? If so, why do some people insist on dressing up?