Pastor Jamie just uploaded a new blog post, Tagless T-Shirts and the Glory of God, at his personal blog ( You should check out what he has to say about idolatry and comfort. Here is an excerpt . . .

I can remember hating church as a young man. Sadly, I didn’t hate church for any of the really hip reasons. It wasn’t that church was too institutional and not organic, or that the preacher wasn’t quite conversational enough to be authentic. It wasn’t even the fact that we didn’t have anything cool like candles, live artistic renderings of the message, prayer labyrinths, responsive readings, contemporary rock music with “Jesus” lyrics, relevant videos, or an awe inspiring laser light show. The reason I hated church was because I had to wear certain clothes – certain itchy clothes.

If you want to read the rest, you’ll have to go to his blog (hit the link above).