Jack Brooks shares on his blog some pastors who have been drinking some church growth Kool-Aid.
One pastor described how to pull off an extra-marital affair (I wonder how he knows?), and described how thrilling it would be. I suppose the redeeming aspect of this “message” is that he said to go do that with their wife.
Another pastor had been berating the men in the congregation about lust and then has a beautiful woman come out and to a strip tease down to a sports bra and underwear to the song, “Santa Baby.”
The same pastor had somebody come out the next Sunday with a military-grade flame thrower and about caught the church on fire.
My first thought is – do these guys still have jobs? If so, why? Secondly who is telling them that doing stuff like this is a good idea? Thirdly, while they may perhaps see some growth – like perhaps an unusual increase of men the following Sunday after the “Santa Baby” routine. What are they going to have to do to keep those guys? I shudder to think.
The end doesn’t always justify the means.
HT: Brent Thomas