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

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The First Church of Starbucks

Glancing over the main website of the church who made this video, I would venture a guess they are emergent leaning. At least they come across as wanting to be relevant in the culture, while bagging on the typical methods most evangelical churches employ to be "relevant" in the culture. It's sort of an ironic conundrum.

Any how, we have a plethora of these types of churches in my community that all have trendy, non-church names, like "The Sanctuary" or "Northpoint" or "Living Waters." Usually, you can tell which ones are the charismatic churches with names like "Living Waters" and "The Spirit." For a while there was a charismatic seeker church with the name (I kid you not) "The New Wine Church." Someone there must had come to his or her senses and realized such a name for a church sends the wrong message if you know what I mean. I think they are now just named after the road they are on.


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1 Comments:

Blogger donsands said...

Well done. They make a good point I think.

Churches can have this atmosphere for sure.
Of course, you now have the bean-bag chair candle churches, who don't share the gospel clearly, and so have become bloated with nice people, becoming nicer perhaps, instead of rebellious sinners becoming new creations in Christ, thru repentance and trusting in Jesus.

Good video though. Thanks for posting it.

12:19 PM, November 13, 2008  

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