June 20, 2009

The Continuing Crisis

Sometimes the situation would become so absurd that Hawkeye would simply flash that wry, mischievous grin of his and crack, "See you in the funny papers."

That's sorta how I feel whenever modern evangelicalism (anagram: meandering small voice) serves up its latest doozy. I still find it hard to believe that any church would do the following:
(a) utilize fog machines during its worship services experiences
(b) feature Starbucks Arabian Mocha and raspberry scones as communion elements
(c) call itself StrobeLightChurch.tv
(d) recommend that Christians have their best life now
(e) employ a Minister of Aerobics
(f) offer door prizes such as recliners and big-screen TVs
(g) have a café with 32 video game kiosks
Are those really true? Some are, some aren't. That's not the point. The point is that none of them are implausible, and you're not really sure which ones are true and which ones aren't. Moreover, it is my sad duty to report that, of the two video clips below, only one is a parody. The other is from an actual church ecclesiastical-organization-type-thingy.

See you in the funny papers.