I'll be closed for Christmas.

Some of the country's biggest megachurches will be closed on Christmas, a Sunday, because of anticipated low attendance. "This is a consumer mentality at work: 'Let's not impose the church on people. Let's not make church in any way inconvenient,' " said David Wells, professor of history and systematic theology at the evangelical Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. "I think what this does is feed into the individualism that is found throughout American culture, where everyone does their own thing." As an apt MetaFilter headline puts it, "Christ died for your convenience."

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