pews . . . . .. . . . . . . . .. . . . .. pulpits. . . . . preachers
must we be seated for this movement?
Dan Kimball says it wasn't meant to be this way and back in the day, it wasn't. “Most of our church architecture today was either adapted from the Roman Basilica (the law court) which is the way most long rectangular church buildings with pews and raised stage and pulpit are - or the 17th Century Theater as churches adopted seating and layout like contemporary theaters.” Dan's post is called “Pews, Pulpits, Pastors, Preaching and other things that can get in the way of the church ”being“ the church”.
Related: Getting Things Moving is an article i wrote for Worship Leader.