I wonder how future church “challenges” will go over with the crowd now that the week of sex is over.
Good luck getting the congregation to read the Bible now.
… Attempting to draw a contrast with a recent Dallas church’s own 7-day challenge, [pastor Henry] Waldrip suggested that Christians ought to spend more time reading their Bibles. He then went on to challenge his congregation to “read their Bibles every day for a week.”
While many in the congregation seemed receptive to Waldrip’s suggestion, many were also seemingly infuriated by the suggestion.
“I can’t believe he went that far,” said Patty Turnbull, a long-time member of FBC. “I just don’t think Pastor Waldrip understands what I have to do every day. My schedule stays pretty full from the moment I wake up until the time I go to bed. Sure, I like to read my Bible when I can, but he can’t seriously expect me to read it every day.”
“Well, it certainly lacked the pizzaz of the other church’s 7-day challenge,” said Raymond Donaldson, another member, “I mean, when he challenged us to read our Bibles every day for a week I was like ‘um…okay…whatever.’ I think if he really wants to get people’s attention he needs to challenge us with something a little bit more interesting.”
The church’s board of Deacons has called a meeting with Waldrip to address the issue this Thursday night. It remains to be seen whether or not Waldrip will continue to push his idea to the congregation.
Yay for Christian satire.
(via TomintheBox News Network)