Just when you think lame attempts by churches to be relevant couldn't get any worse...along comes St. Andrew's United Methodist Church of Omaha. We thought that their Gilligan's Island skit was an Epic Fail but Hawaii Six-O takes things to a new low.
Although, the Museum of Idolatry is an equal heresy reporting service, Tommy Sparger sent us a tweet expressing disappointment that his Father's Day video wasn't featured in the Museum.
sooooooo.....we've decided to post the video as a 'bonus exhibit'!
BTW, Tommy, LOVE the wig! But, you look like you're trying to pass a kidney stone.
Update June 22nd: Since posting this exhibit we've learned that Tommy Sparger and the folks at North Point reworked the lyrics for the song America F*** Yeah in order to make this video. You can listen to the original song by clicking here Warning: Don't Click that link if you don't want to hear the f-bomb repeated about 50 times!!
We're beginning to wonder if Seeker churches are places for people without talent to pretend that they're TV stars so that they can have the pseudo-experience of living out their Hollywood dreams.
One thing is certain, these churches are like a perpetual never ending Jr. High drama production...A VERY EXPENSIVE perpetual never ending Jr. High drama production.
Why do we say they're expensive? Because the cost of admission to these churches is 10% of your gross income (a.k.a. the tithe). Ask yourself this question, if you make $60,000 per year is it worth $6,000 for you to sit through these 3rd rate Jr. high level drama productions followed by a self-help pop-psych pep-talk with 4 to 5 Bible verses ripped from context? Does God really expect you to sacrifice 10% of your income to support this?
Relevance fail. Flash Mob fail. This church self-help center needs to jettison the cheesy and badly executed attempts at relevance and do what Christ has called the church to do, proclaim repentance and the forgiveness of sins in Jesus name.
Aaron Ramsey needs space to preach, usually a parking lot's worth.
That's where he'll be Saturday and Sunday when his motorcycle-jumping ministry surges through a wall of fire and over nine buses outside Calvary Baptist Church in Middleburg.
The Augusta, Ga.-based preacher on wheels said he was originally inspired by the legendary motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel. Now, planning and prayer go into making safe, yet exciting jumps to strengthen his witnessing of the word of God.
"Once we become a servant of Jesus, we are obligated to use the talents that we have to share the gospel for Christ," said Ramsey, 49.
Motorcycle stunts aren't usually part of preaching the word, admits Calvary's associate pastor, Tim Pledger. But as when Jesus used a story to explain a greater spiritual truth, Pledger invited Ramsey to give his flock entertainment and a message.
Apparently today's banal, biblically illiterate, culture chasing "Christians" are so blinded by their pursuit of relevance that they're oblivious to just how foolish they look when they produce cheap knock-offs of successful secular entertainers. Ugh.
From the sound of it this Justin Bieber look-a-like couldn't carry a tune in bucket without computer assistance. But, who cares, as long as he's marketable to the greater "Christian" market which is obviously in dire need of a fresh secular knock off.
What's next? Be on the look out for a "Christian" Knock Off of Lady Gaga. We're sure she'll be bursting forth onto the Christian scene in 5...4...3...2...1
We apologize in advance for the damage that will be inflicted on your eyes and your brain as you watch the pastoral staff of Stonebridge church in Omaha, Nebraska utterly fail in their attempt at relevance.