Saturday, October 18, 2008

When Worship Becomes Consumerism

Mystery Worshipper

This Wall Street Journal article blows my mind. If you want to be sure that your pre-worship lattes are hot enough and that your band's lead singer doesn't have pitch problems, just hire someone. For $1,500.

Perhaps a better idea would be for the church body to have a servant's heart and take the initiative to change the light bulbs themselves. Also, when visitors are in attendance and the church is less than hospitable, shouldn't the leadership should do some evaluation and admonition themselves? It would save them $1,500. (Did I mention that this guy charges $1,500?)

The part that bugged me the most was that this former pastor "had a cover story just in case..." The last time I checked, God hates a lying tongue.

HT: Justin Taylor


Laura Lee said...

Jenny, I've enjoyed your comments on Luke's Sonlight blog, and think you bring up some serious issues for how we deal with wanting to be relevant to the culture and "servant hearted", but can miss the servant part completely in the process!
I'll be waiting with bated breath for the seeker friendly discussion OR dispensationalism, whichever you tackle first :)

Jenny said...

Are you crazy, woman? I said I'd be there with the POPCORN. Popcorn, I say! We'll let ol' Luke try his hand out on that one.

Laura Lee, it is so great to see you! Hope you are doing well. :-)

Kara said...

Just commenting to say, Jenny, I have a new church sign for you. At the Church of Christ behind my mom's house (I circled the block tonight just so's I could read it) it says: "Letting the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in."

Now THAT's deep theology. ::rolls eyes:: Couldn't they just put a scripture reference from James?!?!