Friday, September 4, 2009

This church ad brought to you by the Devil

Well, this certainly seems creative, doesn't it?

Viewers are encouraged to check out the congregation if they have questions about God, the Bible or church or just need somebody to talk to. The non-denominational congregation describes itself as "a different kind of church" that's relevant, loud, creative and isn't about religion. Empathizing with those who feel going to church means being scolded, subjected to boring sermons and leaving with less money, Metro South Church says it doesn't blame others for not wanting to attend.

"We think one of the biggest barriers to getting to know God has been the church itself," the church website states. "It's predictable and cold at best."
Maybe just a little bit glib, too. But I believe: if you're going to be The Church, then be The Church. Don't just say, "We're The Church."

It's like what Kate Beckinsale's character says in the classic film Van Helsing: "If you're going to kill someone, then kill them. Don't stand there talking about it."

1 comment:

  1. Reminds me of when I was in college, some fraternity brother had done something that pissed me off. I was going on and on about how I wanted to beat him up or whatever. Another fraternity brother took a couple of passes at convincing me that whatever it was wasn't worth the anger. Finally, he said, "well, then just shut up and do it." That's when it occurred to me that I was just full of talk on that one.