American evangelicalism, which has boasted in creedlessness, is failing chiefly through the lack of it.
Worship ought to be more than a few songs, a video, and a sermon that is forgotten by 2 pm. Lord’s Day Worship should be a matter of covenant renewal, where God’s people are shaped through affirming their covenant vows.
It is our conviction that these two things—the virtual and the in-person worship service—are not the same thing, and the church must no longer pretend that two things, so different, can be substituted for each other.
The habit of forsaking Lord’s Day worship settles and roots in the habit of Christian families. It’s one problem if tyrants forbid Christians from worshipping. It’s another problem if Christian custom, habit, and society (plus civil law) train people to forsake Sunday worship services. It’s the latter problem that needs addressing.