Jimmy, you raise an interesting point. This is something that continues to come up in discussion with the kind of music I play in church, which is contemporay Christian rock - Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Steve Fee, Casting Crowns, Israel Houghton, etc. To add to that, I'm not a trumpet player for that - I'm a drummer. In the churches where I play, there is applause but I'd like to think that the applause that is given is two-fold. The first part is that the congregation enjoyed the rendition of whatever it was we just played, but it's also praise to God because he's the one who puts it all together. Regarding the entertainment aspect, I think that in a modern church there is a disconnect between what is ideal and the reality of the situation, which is that aside from being a place of worship, it's also a business of sorts, and in order to keep the business running you have to keep your customers, i.e., the congregation, happy. Add to it that people are basic creatures and we want to be entertained, and that's why contempory worship with a rock band configuration has become so popular - it's what we relate to in this modern age. I've always felt that the ends justify the means - if a rocking worship band is what is bringing people in the door and keeping them there, then I don't see the issue with it.