By B15m1lah. Chair. At Sunday, July 01st 2018, 06:26:17 AM.
How is it that some church chair dealers can advertise and offer "Free Shipping" on the chairs they sell, at least to some areas of the country? After all, trucking rates nationally have skyrocketed in recent years with high fuel costs and increasing government regulation and expensive equipment all contributing to this trend. When a company advertises that they provide free shipping on church chairs purchased from them to many states, and subsidized shipping to most other states, HOW are they able to do so? Are we really to believe that there are those who enjoy incurring all the expenses associated with loading and unloading, and maintaining trucks, and paying $5.00 a gallon for diesel fuel in a truck that gets 5 miles a gallon, so that a church can receive FREE SHIPPING on their chairs?
The materials the chair is made up is another important factor. Leather is the most common option for high-end executive chairs. Leather is both comfortable and elegant. The comfort comes from the temperature which leather maintains. It stays cool and does not get too hot to sit in for long periods of time. But, in cooler climates, leather does warm up to one's body temperature and does not stay too cool. While there are plenty of good models of cloth executive office chairs, they will all be considered second best to the leather models. In addition, one of the considerations of having a really nice office chair is to give off an impression of power. Leather often does this, because of the inherent cost.
As I reflected on this pastor's statement, a couple of thoughts came to my mind. One is that his statement was a very personal one that indicated a preference that was important to him and was a value I needed to honor. An additional thought though was about what actually makes a chair a "church chair". Here is an expansion on those thoughts with three observations as to what really is needed for a chair to be labeled a "church chair".