Dorothy Bass is director of the Valparaiso Project on the Formation of People in Faith. She is co-editor, with Mark Schwehn, of Leading Lives That Matter: What We Should Do and Who We Should Be, from Eerdmans.
A large majority of Americans consider Sunday the most enjoyable day of the week, according to a 1998 Gallup poll. Few Century readers would wish for a different answer. However, as autumn once again evokes rueful ministerial jokes about ending worship in time for the congregation to get home for the football game, some may think that Sunday has become a little too enjoyable.