If I had my way

Every church service would open up with the guitar riff from “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits. I can’t help it; that just seems right to me.

Rich people couldn’t give more to the church than poor people. If they could only tithe what the poor could tithe, then the poor would have as much say as the rich – and that would be a turnaround. My goodness, what a turnaround that would be. More Pastors are beholden to rich people in their churches than you could even begin to guess.

The Message translation would have verse numbers. I know it is impossible to do it that way, but I really need those verse numbers. They are numbered on iPhone Bible versions but would love to see it in print.

There wouldn’t be a whole lot of youth pastors. They fit but I would require them to be at least 35 years old.

The Lord’s Supper would be celebrated every week within my tradition. It isn’t, and we are the poorer for it.

I would like to see churches offer a 30 minute worship service in their menu of options and increase teaching time throughout the week.

Keep tuned. There are some other things I would list but I’m not sure you could take it.