Here is one reason why so many of us read Cultural Offering:
I'm spoiled when it comes to church. I admit it. I grew up in a church that never captured my interest. I strayed from attending in my teen years and then I met Jack. Jack was my future father-in-law. He captured my interest. His sermons ignited my interest.
I think about this because of my new litmus test for churches, compliments of a recent experience: No PowerPoint presentations. From now on if someone asks me to attend a service, my first question will be "Do you ever feature PowerPoint presentations in the service?" If the answer is yes, I'm staying home to read the Book of Common Prayer - the 1928 version. I like the "quick and the dead," language.