Okay so here's the deal. All these 'relevant' pastors love to blog about how innovative they are, how authentic they are and how important it is to 'think outside of the church box' yada yada yada. But then these VERY same pastors turn around and TOTALLY copy each other. They preach the exact same biblically watered down sermons because they've downloaded them from the exact same websites. They all use the EXACT same sermon series artwork because they BOUGHT IT on-line. They use the EXACT same sermon titles and they even put up the exact same websites.
What is sooooo relevant, authentic and innovative about this? How much innovation, thought and creativity does it take to preach a sermon written by Granger, Saddleback or Willowcreek? Rather than calling this innovation we think it should be called UNnovation.
Here is a PRIME example of UNnovation. Crosspoint church, run by Pastor Dave Anderson, who we've featured in our museum here and here. Is doing a sermon series called "Pure Sex". We've reproduced the artwork for his sermons series below.
Notice anything familiar about this photograph. Hmmmmm....wait a minute that is the EXACT same graphic that Granger used, that Cornerstone Church in Chandler, AZ and countless other 'seeker-sensitive' 'informercial gospel' type churches have used. Crosspoint has even put up the EXACT same website these other churches have used. You can find it at MyBestSexLife.com.
Why is Pastor Anderson's sermon artwork EXACTLY the same as these other church's?? Because Pastor Anderson PURCHASED the entire sermon series from THIS website.
Ironically, we've heard Pastor Dave Anderson brag that Crosspoint ISN'T like other churches. Ummm.... based on this information, it sounds like he is stretching the facts a bit because his sermons are identical to hundreds if not thousands of churches across the country.
These 'relevant' pastors arean't about innovation, authenticity and creativity. They claim that they are brave, edgy risk-takers that are willing to talk about the 'taboo' subjects that 'no other pastors' are willing to discuss. That's a bunch of squirrel dung!
There is nothing innovative, authentic, brave or edgy about purchasing 'Sermons in a Box'.