As a pastor who wasn't saved, nor set foot in a church until I was 21 one of the thingst that has always fascinated me is that you can go to several churches and they seem to "do" church very similarly. I thought it might be interesting to hear how some of our "traditions" got started and carried from church to church. For example I have heard that the normal starting time for Church/Sunday School is around 9:30 to 10:00 because it was convenient for the farmers coming in from the field. Do you know of any other "stories" behind the ways we "do" church? Let me be clear, I am not trying to debate whether it is right or wrong how we do things, just thought it might be fun to hear of how some of these things got started. I know much of what we do is found in the New Testament, I just wonder how much of what we do is biblical mandate, versus personal preference, or more likely, "That's the way we have always done it."