Michael Spencer on American Idolatry: Success
Out of Ur, Leadership Journal: How Consumerism Undermines Our Faith
Mike Todd quotes AW Tozer, Striped Candy (via Jordon Cooper, who highlights Tozer’s line "entertainment for the retarded saints")
Brad Bergfalk on the Cultural Captivity of the Church (Brad + family will be at the Kinnon summer place in two days. We will blog the event.)
Dan Edelen on Barna’s Spiritainment – (reminds me of one "church" leader who called his service style Spirit Contemporary – now, what was Napoleon Dynamite’s favorite epithet.) And Edelen quotes from the same Tozer essay as Todd.
And finally, Bob Hyatt on Church Shopping, the website (no really, there’s a website where churches can pay to market themselves to
church hoppers church shoppers.)
Now, I don’t care about light shows, or revolving stages, or people singing bad Eagles ripoffs and calling it "worship". All I ask is that I can get a nice dark roast served to me in the pews. Is THAT too much to ask?
UPDATE: Bob points out this essay of his from 2004, in the comments. Oddly enough, ’twas the first thing I ever read of Bob’s. ‘Tis worth the read.