Speaking of Starbucks, I'm curious... as someone who has never had a cup of coffee.
(Excuse me while I pat myself on the back and ignore all the other things I have done.)
Are "Christian coffee houses" really outreach opportunities in the church? Whether you're a Christian or not, what's your opinion about churches that make little coffee houses inside their buildings and have poetry nights or indie Christian bands as a way to get outside folks in? Some folks swear by them and invest accordingly while others don't.
My spin? We like to think they are outreach but seem to be more "come to us" versus "let's reach out."
But that's just me. What's your thought?