I wondered what people think of the way we currently "do" sacrament meeting. What I mean by this is the regimentation, the lack of spontanaity (sic), the dullness, the funeral durge type hymns (many of them), the frequently awful talks etc.
According to the D&C we should conduct our meetings according to the dictates of the Spirit, but I find in reality we don't do that. Is it time this was looked at?
Now, before anyone states the obvious, I am not talking about the centrality of the sacrament itself. That is taken as read. I'm talking about what happens next.
For example, should we encourage preaching rather than talks?
Perhaps more modern hymns and music should be introduced?
Perhaps we should not assign speakers all the time and just "let the holy spirit guide"?
I would be particularly interested to hear the comments of those who have experience of both LDS and other churches meetings, including converts who have gone either way.
Edited by Alan, 24 January 2014 - 09:54 AM.