Theological Musings of the Chair Guy

Church Chairs and a New Trend in Older Buildings

  As younger congregations discover the power of architecture in making a spiritual connection to the past they also discover the beauty of church chair seating designed to accentuate the ambiance of traditional spaces of worship. Christianity Today recently reported that old mainline and Catholic sanctuaries are finding new life as evangelical churches up-cyle and [...]

WE HELP BUSY PASTORS AND WE HAVE FUN DOING IT

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Pastors have a difficult job. According to Barna, “Most pastors work long hours, are constantly on-call, often sacrifice time with family to tend to congregational crises, carry long-term debt from the cost of seminary and receive below-average compensation in return for performing a difficult job. Trained in theology, they are expected to master leadership, politics, [...]

Response to the Tragic Shooting in Connecticut

TRAGEDY – SHOCK AND GRIEF: Shootings in the News Our office was stunned. One of our Connecticut customers could talk about nothing else than the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Jan sat and listened as our customer worked through her grief and her distress at the senselessness of this violent outburst. As Jan ended her [...]

CHURCH CHAIRS MANUFACTURED IN THE USA – ALL CHURCH CHAIRS ARE NOT ALIKE

One of our customers (I will call him John) called one day. He had just noticed the header on our pro forma quotes. “What is this? You say that over 500 American families benefit from each chair you produce. I’ve visited your factory your employee count is not that big” John was a little bit [...]

Leadership Church Chairs and Cows

Ray

We were sitting in the church chairs at the front of the sanctuary during a pastor’s conference swapping stories about what we faced in pastoral ministry. That is when a friend of mine told me a story I have not forgotten.  He was traveling up a mountain road and was stuck behind a cattle truck, [...]