Monday, January 28, 2008

The Same but Different




We didn't got to church yesterday but we did go to a place of worship. In fact it was a lot like the place of worship we went to to the weekend before...

Both had massive crowds, 'celebrities' up on giant video screens, places to eat, souvenirs to buy, long lines, long walks, high-tech interactive displays, maps, worship folders, great music, volunteers serving, greeters, crowds of happy people, cheerleaders, programs for kids, parking attendants, lots (and lots) of money changing hands...

and both had very strong messages.

What strikes me is that the only real difference between the NFL Experience at Super Bowl 42 (see a few pix of my family there) and the church we visited the week before would be the content of the message.

And now, I would like to draw lots of conclusions here... but I'm not going to... what do you think? Leave a comment.

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6 comments:

kt said...

i think the title of this entry says it all. you can draw lots of conclusions but both are just mass marketing and pimping out something that started out so pure. y'know?

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wil said...

I think it all boils down to choices. There is always a choice; even in relationships. We can choose to find God in all things even the NFL Experience but it's how we choose to act on what we gleen from the "experience."

About Me said...

hmmm... i agree, there are always choices to be made. and we can almost always find God if we choose to look for Him however what if our worship is so out of whack (like we worship the football experience or we worship the church experience) that we miss God?

beastjn said...

Wonder where Jesus would have been... did He come for those at the church or those at the dome?

Jonathan Foster said...

thanks for asking that question... excellent...