Monday, November 17, 2014

20s/ 30s Conference

This weekend I attended a charismatic evangelical conference for people in their twenties and thirties. I noticed that about a third of the delegates at the conference had their shoes off during the worship sessions. That sort of seems normal for people that age. Maybe in a generation or two it will be the norm to take one's shoes off in church.

8 comments:

Curious said...

This is interesting - why did they take their shoes off? And, what were they wearing?

Call me old-fashioned (I am not in my 20s or 30s anymore), but I still think indoor social events held in a public place like a church call for wearing shoes at all times. Am I wrong?

Matthew Celestis said...

Some would have removed their shoes to dance more easily, others to be more comfortable; perhaps some because they thought it was reverent.

Curious said...

I see. Sounds like it was a very informal event. Was it mostly women who did it? Were they dressed up or dressed casually?

Matthew Celestis said...

Quite a few men as well. Yes, mostly dressed casually.

Curious said...

Seems a bit casual for a church event. Where did they keep their shoes? Did they all have socks (or tights) on?

I would definitely keep my shoes on in a social situation like this.

Elain Smith said...

207I have to giggle,shoes off in a public place is not odd at all raised in a Lutheran church,females were required to go into the chapel only in stocking feet,shoes were removed and placed in cubbies designed for that purpose,I never asked why it was just one of those things that was done,I still when visiting a church will always enter in my stocking feet,we never thought about it,and yes if your wonder the men could keep their shoes on.but young males before confirmation did have to take theirs off I remember in my confirmation class on the day we were confirmed on the way to the chapel the boys were allowed to put their shoes on I suppose it was a right of passage us girls did have to remain in stocking feet,wich was no big thing for us.

Jen said...

We live on a farm and if the weather is bad myself and our son and daughter have worn willies to church and removed them at the back when we arrived.

Jen said...

Sorry meant willies!!