This post is from the defunct blog “Dying Church”
From Bill Hull:
"Come die with us." What a thing to put on a big digital church sign by the freeway. Not exactly what church consultants would recommend to entice the seeker. Most followers of Jesus would have an idea of what the statement means, but they would dare not make it part of their public persona. It sounds out of touch, too frontal, too costly, too everything. Wouldn't it be better to say, "Come live with us?" or "Come have an adventure with us?" People don't like to think morbid thoughts, especially when it's about them. But then again it would depend on what one thinks is at the heart of the Christian experience.