Friday, May 7, 2010

What many churches look like today?

This made the rounds on Facebook today so no one person gets a hat tip.

It's a parody, but man does it seem to nail the contemporary evangelical scene. Kind of sad.

"Sunday's Coming" Movie Trailer from North Point Media on Vimeo.

8 comments:

Rick Calohan said...

Just so long as that never comes to Redeemer PCA in Overland Park SDG!

jeff said...

what, no goatee on the pastor?

Brother Titus said...

Yeah, where's the pastor's soul patch? Sorry if that comment hits too close to home. But, been there, done that, too many times. Don't want to repeat it.

That vimeo was like a Power Point on how to do a parody.

Floyd Drexler said...

We visited 19 churches in Topeka, hoping to find a church home. This clip is all of them.

rebecca said...

oh geez :) i was thinking about this kind of church today as i was objecting to my grandmother's church and demanding accommodation for my presbyterian preferences. i think that while i understand churches trying to be appeal to wider audiences, but i think in doing so they frequently and unknowingly sacrifice important elements.

Ray and Janell said...

tony … there aren't any churches like that in johnson county … (wyoming)

Woody Woodward said...

One of the books I am currently reading is another great from Francine Rivers, “And the Shofar Blew!”
The theme that jumped out at me is how pastors may begin on track, but when the flesh is allowed to takeover, they quickly loses sight of their calling. For the sake of building “my church”, they refuse to listen to discerning wives, seek wise counsel and taking their eyes off of Christ, they try to appeal to everyone!~ They fail to see and refuse to admit they have abandoned their first love. They may succeed in getting folks inside, they may succeed in getting new members plugged in, they may create all kinds of programs and ministry opportunities, they may even build new buildings, use inviting TV adds, have great entertainment for the youth, coffee and donuts for everyone, but in the flesh and by the work of their own self-made hands, out of controls, overzealous ego’s take control. When I witness this kind of “fleshy display of churchliness” it’s amazing to me that these kinds of feel good contemporary pastors fail to see, it’s all “wood hey and stubble” in God’s eyes. As their works are tried in the fires, it will be burned up as chaff!
I Corinthians 3:10-15, “Let each one take care how he builds upon it. (the wise foundation that Christ, the Master Builder has laid) For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.”

christianlady said...

Watching brought up many emotions...guilt, frustration, and saddness. Coming from a church that is man focused rather than Christ centered (not all the time mind you, but too much of the time) I have guilt for not seeing it sooner. I am frustrated realizing how many churches are like that in this area and how people don't believe me when I tell them how wrong the teaching is. I am sad when I see how churches have become a place for bettering ourselves (best life NOW) or for drawing "seekers" rather than for believers to come to worship and fellowship and learn. The gospel is twisted and trendy rather than true in these places on many Sundays. Breaks my heart.