Drive-By Church

kinnon —  October 6, 2009 — 3 Comments

What a great idea!

I was just reading John Armstrong's blog. He's talking a bit about Robert Schuller and referred to Schuller starting his drive-in church. Except my brain is a tad cloudy today (with a chance of showers). I read drive-by church.

Which led me to thinkin'.

What about it?

Drive-by Church™

(I think there's a book in here somewhere. Someone call my agent.)

BTW. As I mentioned on FB. I have the mental acuity of a vervet monkey today.

kinnon

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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.

3 responses to Drive-By Church

  1. Mmmmm… ‘Drive-By Church’ indeed. I know there are a number of churches here in the UK that I would probably ‘Drive-Right-By’ with great haste!

    Funnily enough, my wife and I were visiting a ‘proper’ church last Sunday and we both agreed that there was a very good ‘feel’ to most of the time we spent there. Warm welcome, relaxed atmosphere, exuberant worship (I guess you know what I mean by that?!) lots of humour. Then the preach… and you know what… it was the same old same old. A few encouraging and ‘challenging’ scriptures followed by veiled references to ‘giving 100%’… ‘total commitment’… ‘some of you could be giving more time, money, etc’. I finally switched off when he raised his voice and bleated “some of you just need to GET A LIFE!”

    What he didn’t realise I guess is that these people already HAVE a life. It just isn’t the life that he wants them to have, as it doesn’t revolve around his church and vision 24-7.

    Apologies for the rant on your blog Bill, but it seemed to fit with the preaching thing in your other post, and how, even with good intentions, the preaching can overtake many of the other good things that could turn the church into something more substantial than just a couple of hours on a Sunday morning.

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  2. Great comment, Tim. Glad you ranted. I’m going to add a link to this in the post above it.

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  3. Thank you Bill.

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