Every denomination has its own culture, in fact, you might even be able to say that every denomination IS its own culture. Table prayers are said and beliefs are suddenly on the table along with the feast. ”Come Lord Jesus, be our guest…” This is all very unavoidable, and for the most part, helps to serve as the working memory of the denomination - providing stated values and easing newcomers entry into the tribe.
Yet, at times, the memory of the denomination becomes the desired, the beloved. Like Alzheimer patients, we struggle to remember the recent past and the context of our world, while holding on to that which has been long forgotten by others.
What do you remember in and of your culture?