Following a dramatic romantic breakup, I necessarily began attending a new church in January. I was a faithful attendee until about two months ago. Although the church is skyrocketing in terms of number of members and popularity, something did not sit well with me: The church is obsessed with its appearance. Every other Sunday, the pastor requests that we dress in a certain way and hires professional photographers to take pictures of us. For example, three weeks ago, the theme was dressing like a celebrity attending a fabulous movie premiere. There was a red carpet near the entrance and a wall with copious logos of the church in front of which to take pictures (like celebrities do). Hundreds of people dressed up, and everyone was crazy delighted. I am a student and cannot afford his themes. Although it is not mandatory to dress up and such, it is difficult to be taken seriously or to maintain friendships there if you have a consistent history of not complying with the church. I would let this slide if the content of his sermons was profound, but his sermons are unfortunately overly simplistic and hackneyed—although I must admit that they are flamboyant; riddled with camera, light, and sound effects; and saturated with modern, 21st-century, Hollywood effects and overtones. I am contemplating leaving but have a subtle sense of guilt lingering in the back of my mind, despite having ardently prayed about this. Advice?