Observed at First Presbyterian Church this morning: Continue reading What Is This Creature?
Addiction Can’t remember what the sermon was about Long pauses in prayer Pastor’s story debunked on snopes.com Evangelism Microphone doesn’t work properly Feedback! “we do pray” Third world countries “Is A B, or is B A?” Choir member falls asleep Global warming FREE Service runs long Crying or babbling child Pastor tells personal story Injustice Inappropriate joke or story Child makes funny remark during children’s … Continue reading Church Service Bingo!
Christine Rosen: The Road to Damascus is paved with theology not therapy. I think that’s right, and points to one of the fundamental flaws in the assumptions of the church growth movement. Continue reading The Road to Damascus
It’s October, so it must be stewardship season at your local church. Every sermon is centered on the theme of giving. The choir or band rolls out its most impressive pieces. Musicians playing brass instruments appear to sway the emotions of the crowd. Pledge cards are collected. And the same few Bible verses pop up to stress the need to give. I’ve sat through more … Continue reading Stewardship Season