Using what’s ridiculous

This post is from the defunct blog “Dying Church”

The other day I posted a quote from Bono on my other blog:

We live in a ridiculous world where people pay far too much attention to celebrities. But that's the world we live in. Might as well do something with it. (Bono, U2)

I didn't say it at the time, but I think this quote has a lot to do with pastoring.

Two questions for pastors:

  • What is ridiculous in the church that you serve? It could be a program or a way of doing things that just doesn't line up.
  • How can you use that as a platform to do good?

An example is to use the Sunday morning service.

We have made church nothing more than a religious show that takes place on Sunday, and after it's done we all go home, until church starts again next week, same time, same place. Is this what the bride of Christ is? (Neil Cole, Organic Church)

Yet you can use that "show" to teach people that church is more than a show. You can use it to point to something better.

As Bono said, "Might as well do something with it."

Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada