So, we were traveling this year and couldn't go to our regular church for Christmas, but we were right near McLean Bible Church, and my mom had heard a lot about it, so we decided to go there for Christmas Eve service. It was very strange. There was about 5-10 minutes of preaching that seemed like an extended advertisement for UPS, complete with the UPS logo blasted on 3 of the 5 jumbotron television screens. I guess UPS must sponsor the church programs or something. I felt dirty afterwards. What was that Jesus said about merchants in the Temple? Then there was all this talk about switching "races"--from the "race of Adam" to the "superior race of Christ". I've been to a variety of denominational services over the years, and I can't remember hearing that way of phrasing things before. It just seemed strange to speak of it in a racial way, or at least to focus on that idea so much, considering what a divisive issue race is, and how poorly things have turned out in the past when people think their "race" is superior to others. Any thoughts on this? Is this normal at mega churches, or Evangelical services in general? It was a very jarring experience for me (I'm used to Quaker and Catholic services for the most part, but I've been to Lutheran, Episcopal, etc. services, too).