I just had lunch with a colleague.  One of the things we have noticed as we travel through life is that misery loves company.  Sometimes it would seem to us that misery loves company when we are in church as well.  We have people who enforce all sorts of crazy rules in a dictatorial fashion.  We also have some quite important rules that it would seem need to be followed.  However, we seem to enforce these rules in an arbitrary manner with no explanation.  So what if we encouraged people to think differently in church?  What if we did things differently?….


Surely there must be a practical application of fun in our church lives.  Surely God doesn’t want us all to be miserable.  Surely smiling is allowed.

How could this be applied to our churches?