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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A Sign of the Times

Today, our church staff drove past the following sign:
















I'm not really sure what to say.

Are they just being honest about their expectation? Should there be a comma between "pretty" and "good." If so, are they claiming their people are pretty or the building is?

What do you think?

12 Comments:

  • At 10:22 PM, Blogger ~~anna~~ said…

    I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:14)

    Somehow, I don't see "pretty good" in this verse. Maybe this verse isn't the right one for this, but do you see what I'm trying to say?

    While this church may think of themselves as "pretty good" I hope there belief on Christ is superior to that!
    ~~My Saviour is not 'pretty good'...He's Alpha and Omega, who was and is and is to come, my God and my King, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, who paid the ultimate sacrifice for ME!

     
  • At 4:42 PM, Blogger BReformed said…

    If it said, "A Pretty Messed Up Church" what would you think?

     
  • At 10:31 PM, Blogger Darby Livingston said…

    I'm guessing it was an attempt to be publicly humble which usually ends up looking humbly proud.

     
  • At 10:49 PM, Blogger brother_barabbas said…

    I'm amazed they changed their 'tag-line' it used to be something like (and I drastically misquote) 'a Spirit-filled church reaching out to make a difference in the community', only with a lot fewer words.

     
  • At 11:01 AM, Blogger Looking Upward said…

    I am surprised that they have a "tag line". A "tag line" is a indicator of a Unique Selling Proposition (or Point)(USP), used in marketing. Does this church have a USP?
    What do they have a corner on that other churches don't have?
    Grapes?

     
  • At 3:17 PM, Blogger Steve Makofka said…

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  • At 3:37 PM, Blogger ~d said…

    why don't you just call and ask them what they mean?

     
  • At 3:56 PM, Blogger ~d said…

    i'm waiting....

     
  • At 4:00 PM, Blogger danny2 said…

    me too, ~d.

    i contacted them and am awaiting an answer.

     
  • At 5:43 PM, Blogger ~d said…

    ok. thanks.

     
  • At 3:53 PM, Blogger Eric Smith said…

    the tag line appears to have been borrowed from a book written by Steve Sjogren called, "The perfectly imperfect church". In the book, he gives the various states of the church - the "pretty good church" was one of his top categories. I suppose while the slogan looks slightly self-deprivating - it's actually just the opposite.

    Just fyi...

     
  • At 10:17 AM, Blogger Dave B. said…

    interesting enough.... my buddy is dating Steve Sjogren's daughter.... We could ask him directly if we'd like.

     

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