What's new? Fast food restaurants have been closing on family holidays for years. Why shouldn't McChurch follow suit?
"If our target and our mission is to reach the unchurched, basically the people who don't go to church, how likely is it that they'll be going to church on Christmas morning?" asks a spokesperson for the Willow Creek Community Church.
If the target and mission of the church is as simple as these churches state it, who is it really who is being worshiped on the Sunday mornings they choose to stay open?
I'm with Tod Bolsinger who says that "worship on Christmas Day seems, well, right."
And it will be right even if there is not a crowd.