From the “You’re Kidding, Right?” files

kinnon —  April 15, 2007 — 6 Comments

You’ve got to watch this to believe it. I really don’t think making me laugh was their intention – but I truly appreciate a good chuckle. Make sure you have your speakers turned up LOUD!

UPDATE: In the comments, John Santic points to Bishop Eddie Long and New Birth Baptist’s (who knew Baptist’s had bishops) “scriptural” justification for being a large church – they provide 7 reasons. I’d be willing to debate their exegetical skills but I think they’re missing the eighth reason – as Lyle sings here (opens iTunes).

You can check out da Bish here – or be entertained by Lyle here (one of my favourite LL songs):



A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

6 responses to From the “You’re Kidding, Right?” files

  1. cool, sign me up….the drive isn;t that far anyways. Besides, I’d like to john for the reasons stated in the “seven reasons why I love a big church section” here: link to

    have a read, I;m sure you’ll join too….you’re closer to GA than I am.


  2. Ohhhh … but I’m going to go and check out their “New Birth” Weather all while I’m working out in the gym! link to

    I know, I know … we ought not to make fun. But I noticed as I watched an episode of Law & Order the other night that the some of the lines given to McCoy were along these lines … “They’re running a corporation and they ought to be treated like it.” “What church has a CEO?” (and this one actually did … it was kind of scary). This is being in the world and “of” the world with a scary celluloid veneer.

  3. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

  4. Okay, I’m going to recant my ideas about church leadership.
    I want to be FIRST LADY!
    I never knew that position was a possibility.

  5. The small part of me that is Scottish wants to be “First Laddie.” But only if I can properly wear my kilt… But I’d really rather be one of the background singers in Lyle Lovett’s Large Band – singing Bishop Long’s favourite song – M-O-N-E-Y! Playing on the iPod as I type this.

  6. Ok, now da bish scares me. The religious ecstasy by the people in the crowd can be summed up as non other than spiritual ejaculation. I hope they at least left feeling energized for the money the spent being there…

    trapped in the clutches of materialistic values they do not even see….sad it is.


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