Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Junk Mail

I got one of those massive brochures in the mail today - advertising some "Church Leadership Conference". Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, Lee Strobel, all the usual suspects.

I looked through this poster-size booklet and found God mentioned about 3 or 4 times, and Jesus by name only ONCE! (And even then, it was theology of glory). But all the church marketing buzzwords were used quite freely, and the famous speakers were pictured prominently along with their impressive credentials. All this for only $435!

What a joke.


Jim Roemke said...

Why on earth do we need Jesus or His crucifixion when we have PROGRAMS! and CONFERENCES!
This is just so typical of the Evangelical camp, and yet despite a total lack of Christ, people flock to it like lemmings to the edge of the cliff.

St. Charles said...

That was a pretty good mailer, actually.

Our congregation in Macon, GA, once received an even worse brochure from the Revolve Tour. The only indication that it was possibly a Christian event was that some of the music guests were a "Christian pop band" and a "Christian hip-hop artist. No other mention of God, much less Jesus, although the brochure promised the tour provides the 4-1-1 on guys, relationships, and teen girl spirituality.