Culture works on church like a cancer. Popularity is the new standard of excellence. Having a slogan or a sound bite or a brand is so much more important than being relevant or having integrity. Our get-'em-in-the-doors-by-any-means mentality has done more to kill the church than almost anything else, but it gives the false impression of success. I saw a man set a record for cramming over three hundred french fries in his mouth at one time, but the caption along the bottom of the television screen read Highlands Assemblies of God Church -- and I thought, what a perfect metaphor!
Cheapening the Church Leave a comment
A lot of truth here. What if we took away all of the fish bumper stickers & tshirts and had to show we were Christians by how we live our life?