I have noticed over the last 30 years or more that applause has replaced Amen in my church. Even in acts of worship and the message of the preacher, especially if the statement is at all related to a social or political occurrence. There seems to be greater applause when the music is on the light side or with a syncopated nature then when it is more in the nature of hymns. There is very little when we sing When I Survey the Wondrous Cross or Amazing Grace. Have any of you experienced this in your church?