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Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Perils of Ministry

Attempts to make your sermons relevant to the culture, along with presenting an entertaining service so as to keep people coming back for more, can have dire consequences:

Pastor gets into motorcycle crash during service.

The opening line of the article is killer:

A pastor brought out a dirt bike during a church service to demonstrate the concept of unity. Now he's demonstrating the concept of healing.

Hardy-har-har.

My first question is wondering how a dirt bike being driven through the worship center like some sort of holy Evil Knievel stunt show demonstrates unity, but I digress.

This of course reminds me of the risk a church took every Easter when they chose to use a live donkey in the "Triumphal Entry" scene of their Passion play. Donkeys are not as sure of foot on plastic covered carpet and "Jesus" could very well experience what it is like to be in a rodeo.

(HT: Sharper Iron)

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4 Comments:

Blogger Kim said...

Oh my.

7:24 AM, July 22, 2008  
Blogger ThirstyDavid said...

... said his wife, Becky ... "It was not intended."

Yeah, thanks for that clarification.

8:19 AM, July 22, 2008  
Blogger Daniel said...

I wonder if his congregation gets "unity" now?

7:40 AM, July 23, 2008  
Blogger Carl said...

"It seemed like a good idea at the time."

4:43 PM, July 23, 2008  

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