I was reading through my bloglines the other day. I ran across these two articles. I put the two together, and want you to ponder the two as well. We need church to be attractive, and we need life to be lived in reality and with relationship as the key.
(Filed under: Evangelism & Outreach)
This type of marketing doesn't sit exceptionally well with me. It communicates that you should go to whichever church will pull the biggest stunt, and it creates a pressure for one-upping other antics. One youth pastor will drink a cheeseburger that has been run through the juicer, but the other will shave his head.
“We have turned churches into 'vendors of religious services and goods' where people shop for worship, instead of 'a body of people on a mission'. People choose a church by what makes them feel good, instead of belonging to a community in which God will kill us, and then raises us up into the new life of obedience!”