What’s Wrong With Church 3: Televangelists! Televangelists! Televangelists!

Is there anything more disgustingly and blatantly [dare I say, grossly] hypocritical than a televangelist? Seriously. How much good are these guys really doing [for anybody other than themselves]? They’ve given Christ a bad name ever since the PTL scandals of the eighties and nineties. You can just flip onto those channels at a random…

What’s Wrong With Church 2: No Children Allowed

There’s famous story in the Gospels about some mothers took their children to Jesus to be blessed. The disciples tried to turn them away under the basic assumption that the Master would not want to be bothered with children when He was doing some big, important ADULT religious stuff. They hadn’t asked Jesus. Jesus’ response…

What’s Wrong With Church 1: I am!

The other day, I commented on someone else’s blog and lamented that “I would love to be stoked by church, but most weeks I’m happy just to have SURVIVED it!” It’s one of my pet peeves but the Church of the Living God is, as Tommy Tenney once put it, “somewhat less than advertised.” Rather…