we have been on a "church journey" for most of our christian life. we went from one church that was getting to "seeker sensitive" to a very legalistic church. then to a church that was heavy into "Emergent church" thinking. We are currently in a "assembly" that does not have a paid pastor,just elders that take turns preaching. they really dig into the bible verse by verse. i use to think this is what i wanted. sometimes though, doing it that way, you lack the application of scripture to life today. and to be honest, it gets alittle boring! yes, i said boring! we have been studying in ecclesiastes and for 1 hour discussed weather or not solomon got drunk or just drank! i mean really! does it matter! i guess i miss the sermons that have some life application to them. so we visited a church this last weekend and the pastor had a sermon that was very much something you could grow and learn from. he is a very funny preacher,but is known by some to be a little to "easy" on the preaching. maybe more focused on getting the church to chuckel during his sermon then maybe he should be.i really enjoyed it, but admit,the sermon might lack alittle "meat" I asked my 9yo what the sermon was about and he told me very clearly what was preached. my 6 yo told me he thought the preacher joked too much and needed to teach more so mom and dad could learn. my husband really enjoyed it and i think in that atmosphere, he would really benifit. i guess I struggle with the seriousness of scripture and our obedience to it and this "lighter" side that this preacher took. like i said, i enjoyed it....but are we sapose to be entertained at church?is it ok to be entertained if you are still learning? this is something i'v questioned for a while and would love some feedback! thanks!