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Against the megachurches

25 Oct

A blast from Jerry Johnson and the AgainstTheWorld.tv folks.

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12 responses to “Against the megachurches

  1. DC Al Fine

    October 25, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Ugh, I went to a youth service at one of those places a few times (Sunday morning nightclub, heh) and it was just awful. Wasn’t sure what the sermon was about, but they were very sure that Jesus had “swagger like Jagger”.

    Some chick noticed I was new and dragged me over to the youth pastor after the service who asked what I liked/disliked. Telling him that his sermon didn’t come close to touching the gospel is one of my prouder moments.

     
  2. Will S.

    October 25, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    LOL! That must have been fun; the look on both his and her faces must have been priceless…

     
  3. DC Al Fine

    October 25, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Not as much as you’d think. I don’t think either of them had been exposed to serious Christianity, and both thought of themselves as “bible believing”. They really didn’t know what I was talking about.

     
  4. Will S.

    October 25, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Ah.

     
  5. The Man Who Was . . .

    October 26, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    This can depend on the church. Some large churches are very orthodox, others are not. In general, as few and fewer people are Christian, younger Christians tend to congregate around larger churches in order to meet potential mates.

    The problem with Johnson in these videos is that he is so abstract.

     
  6. Will S.

    October 26, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    I agree, it can depend on the particular church in question, and yes, it would be more helpful if he would cite specific examples, like Willow Creek, for instance.

     
  7. Jay

    October 27, 2012 at 2:06 am

    Megachurches are businesses.

     
  8. Will S.

    October 27, 2012 at 2:11 am

    That they indeed are…

     
  9. Will S.

    October 27, 2012 at 2:13 am

    By ‘megachurch’, I don’t just mean large churches, but the particular flavour of evangelical church that gets labelled that particularly, like Bill Hybels’ “Willow Creek” one, for instance.

    Or Rick Warren’s ‘Saddleback Church’.

    Those are the kind of churches people have in mind by the term ‘megachurch’, and they are definitely doctrinally weak churches, run more like businesses, giving the people, esp. women, what they want to hear…

     

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