After the Week of Sex, How Could They Go Back? November 26, 2008

After the Week of Sex, How Could They Go Back?

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)

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  • mikespeir

    Well, gee, I think it’s all foolishness, anyway; but if Patty Turnbull is so busy that she literally has no time for a few verses every day for a mere week, she definitely needs a change of lifestyle. Besides, is the pastor trying to mandate his plan? I don’t see that he is.

    What strikes me hardest about this item, though, is how resistant some Christians are to the idea of reading their Bibles. But we’ve always said that we atheists read the dang thing more than most Christians do.

  • Larry Huffman

    Hmmm…I am puzzled by their reactions. When I was a devout mormon, I always read the scriptures once a day…usually more. I think a large number of them do. Mormons are challenged with a lot more than a little reading assignment each day…but daily scripture reading is a very common challenge. Not even a challenge…expected might be closer.

    So there ya go Dallas christians…a little motivation. You aren’t going to let a bunch of blasphemous mormons out-pious you are you? lol.

  • AaronB

    Ok lets stop having sex and start reading the bible! Ok, where do I start. Oh the New testament… its better than the Old testament because its newer…. right?

    so, Abraham begat Isaac, Isaac begat Jacob, and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;and Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;

    All this begatting is making me thirsty. I think I’ll order a tab.

  • Thanks for this. Cool find.

  • justinm

    It’s satire, folks. Not real…but it is funny.

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