When we use the word "traditional" - what do we mean?
Traditional as in....we feel comfortable with it?
Traditional as in....it's the way we have always done this?
Traditional as in....better?
What is traditional kids work? Get your flannelgraphs out....
(that sounds a bit rude!)
Someone's just asked me if one of our Easter services will have a traditional flavour. Ummmm. Does that mean marching, shouting, dancing, blowing trumpets and horns, sacrificing animals with still-beating hearts or....? My point is: at which point in history does "traditional" refer to?
One thing I know - at Easter we focus on the cross and on all that was accomplished there and on the power and might of God who resurrected Jesus from the dead - and what relevance that has for us today.
If that's traditional, I'm all for it!