"Surely he's got to be done, right?!" thinks the anxious, hungry white Christian. "I mean, this isn't exactly a three point sermon, but the tone of his voice is starting to slow and the timber is getting lower- that's got to count for something. I mean, come on! Bring on the benediction!"
Even though the white Christian wants to know how much time should be left in the one hour service, he dares not glance back at the clock- then other white Christians will know that he's anxious to leave church.
It's very difficult for white Christians to focus on the bread of scripture when the meat of the Sabbath is simultaneously being slow-cooked to a tender, marbleized perfection. If the pastor goes over by even just a little, he'll be ruining the delicate time balance that is required for the succulent, juicy delicious sabbath culmination: the Sunday roast.
While modern culture has come to accept the trilogy of "breakfast, lunch, and dinner," with "dinner" place-holding for "supper," white Christians have a variance that allows for a different classification of dinner. Among other several important doctrinal decisions, the First Council of Nicaea declared in article 38, paragraph 14 of the Nicene Creed that, "In accordance with sabbath observance, all white Christians shall, in perpetuity throughout the universe, proclaim the central- and therefore most important- meal of the Sabbath as "Dinner" and not "Lunch" as heretofore mentioned within certain pagan circles."
While Sunday Dinner is a huge meal, white Christians prefer to keep Sunday Supper light. Typically, grilled cheese, chips, and pickles will do.