Just a reminder for everyone - the rules of the overall TDPRI apply equally in this forum, which includes a ban on the discussion of religion or religious topics. That includes discussions of theology, doctrines, denominational practices, and all of these as they apply to social issues. Our old friend Paul placed a sticky thread up top in 2010 to help clarify this point. Please go re-read it now. And technically, this section is not even limited to a specific practice of faith. So what can we discuss in here? The practice of playing music within the context of these special types of services. That is, the point of the "gig" is not to sell beer at the bar, or get tips into the tip jar, or even to get applause. There is a different purpose and expectation for worship service players. "Anybody know how Mike got that opening tone on Mercy Me's recorded version of Flawless? Was he using the Maxon OD808 that TheGoodTexan gave him in 2001?" See... that question would likely draw unwarranted ridicule from other subforms just because the song is from a religious band. But if you ask that in here, no one is going to pop in with a slanted view of the topic and derail the whole thing. Parsing out the finer points of the hypostatic union? No. Parsing out the finer points of a wet/dry setup with a cranky sound man? Yes. Retreating from the world to practice your faith in isolation? No. Retreating your amp to a closet behind the stage mic-ed up in isolation? Yes. I have discussed these things with the other moderators, and we are all in agreement. I will be deleting some old threads here that have crossed the line, but no warnings will be given for those threads/posts right now, because this is just a reminder. Going forward though, please follow all forum rules to avoid warnings or worse.