Yes, at times I do stand amazed at what I read in Christian, particularly Baptist, publications. Over 20 years ago I attended a bus conference in Ruskin, Florida. It was an event hosted by Walley Beebe. Since then I have received a monthly (now bi-monthly) publication called, "The Church Bus News." I have never subscribed to it or sent money to the publisher. It has followed me wherever I have moved, and I have never notified the publisher of an address change. Today I received the May/June issue. As usual I took about two minutes to scan through it before discarding it. My attention was captured by an editorial written by Dr. Jeffery J. Fugate, Editor-in-Chief. He assumed the job as editor after the death of Bebee. He pastors a large independent Baptist church in Kentucky and heads up a church-related Bible school, or "college." His editorial was titled, "Preaching or Entertaining." I was amazed as I read it. It is unbelievable the extent to which some pastors will stoop to condemn methods and ideas that do not fit into their little box. In referring to what he calls, "religious entertainment," Fugate says, "We see it everywhere. Rather than 'a church' it is a 'praise and worship center.' Rather than a preaching service, it is a worship service." He cites Ezekiel 6:11 as a proof text for a particular preaching style...apparently the only biblical preaching style. He calls it, "old-fashioned, rip-snorting, shingle-pulling, window-rattling, sin-naming, devil-hating, Christ-honoring preaching." It is not surprising that he condemns the use of visual aids, such as PPT, in preaching. To top off all his nonsense (my opinion, obviously) he says, "When folks stopped bringing their Bibles to church; when they stopped using a hymnbook to sing out of; when they stopped dressing up for church with a shirt and tie and a nice dress; we stopped the saying of 'amen' with clapping hands like other entertainment." I find such rantings to be absurd. Just wondering if I am by myself on this. Your opinion?