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A visit to a megachurch.

Here’s an article by Chris Dunn on his recent experience of visiting a megachurch.

It’s not pretty.

Last Sunday I went to a megachurch.  Normally I attend small churches with a gathering of local believers who strive to live according to the Bible.

Having already attended countless churches from many denominations and faiths, I was eager to see what the average parishioner experienced at one of these stadium-sized complexes.

It was horrific.  Megachurches like this one can have almost nothing to do with biblical Christianity and may actually do violence to the ‘Word of God.’

Continue the article from Collegiate Times here.

HT: The Cross and the Lamb

4 comments on “A visit to a megachurch.

  1. I found this statement in the comments box of the article very telling:

    “I couldn’t agree with you more on your article. Mega-churchs are not what your bible or your religion should be like.
    Also I am an Atheist and find it odd that anyone that goes to these types of places to “get close to god”.”

    When an atheist tells you your “church” is the last place a person should go to get close to God, that ought to be a really big warning flag.

  2. It reminds me of a quote from Neil Postman, from his book “Amusing Ourselves to Death” But here, he is referring to the Evangelical preachers that are shown on television, nevertheless it sounds like what many megachurches are all about in our day.

    “The first is that on television, religion, like everything else, is presented, quite simply and without apology, as an entertainment. Everything that makes religion an historic, profound and sacred human activity is stripped away; there is no ritual, no dogma, no tradition, no theology, and above all no sense of spiritual transcendence. On these shows, the preacher is tops. God comes out as second banana.” – Neil Postman

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  4. I understand the angst with the mega churches, but since man is sinful by his very own nature, even a church with 50 people in it is going to have some issues. Humans in contact with other humans is going to be paradoxically, joyous and grievous. Let’s not pretend the smaller churches are where ‘it’s at’.

    My step father and the organist at a small Presby church carried on an affair for three years while he sang in a quartet. See, there’s my anecdotal evidence that small churches are just the same, but on a smaller scale. (And, no, I’m not in a mega church)

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