John Crist is one of my favorite Christian comedians. I love his bit called “Church Hunters.” He riffs off the show House Hunters, exposing how Christians often church shop.
In this parody, a couple goes from church to church asking selfish, superficial questions about the ministry. They want to know: “Is the church casual, but not too casual.” “Is the pastor funny, but not too funny?” “Is the music contemporary, but not too contemporary?”
The video wouldn’t be so funny... Read More
The church service made him cringe. An every-Sunday churchgoer was out of town for a family function and stopped by a local church to worship.
And the experience was hard to enjoy.
What was so bad about the service? Well, as far as he told me, nothing. The only “problem” I could tell was that the man loved his home church. He loved the people at his church and the music at his church and the use of artistic gifts... Read More
Why don’t you drive 45 mph on the freeway?
If reckless driving can end lives and lead feet can lead to large tickets, why don’t you drive 45 mph when you see the 70 mph sign?
I bet you have some instant answers to that question. First, you’re a busy person, and that speed would not help your to-do list get done. Second, there are other busy people, and slowing down traffic will not help those dads get back to... Read More
What if everyone reading this post invited a friend to church next week? A thousand people might read this post. Do you think a thousand more people will be in a church next week?
Well, what about 50%? If we all invited one person, would 500 more people be in church next week?
If every single one of us invited one person to church next week, I bet only about 50 more people would be in... Read More
There’s this guy I know who always has something negative to say about church. If I’m being perfectly honest, I hate him.
Can I admit that as a Christian? I hate him.
It doesn’t matter what I do or preach; he always has something to say. Or, if he doesn’t say it, I can read his body language. The sermon runs a bit long? He lets me know. The song is too unfamiliar to enjoy? He gets worked up. The... Read More