“I am of the conviction that we should, as much as we can, have a reason for everything we do as a church. For instance, you should have a reason why your sanctuary is set up the way it is; the position of the pulpit, the communion elements, and the like. Everything symbolises your beliefs, or lack thereof, about something.
The obvious example of this is the pulpit. The reason most Protestant churches have their pulpit front and centre stage is to symbolise the centrality of the Word. The Word of God is the central thing we gather around as a church on the Lord’s Day.”