Entertainment for the Saints

With popcorn and cold drink in hand, I found my way to the recliner at the rear of the sanctuary… sure hope they’ve got something good on tap this morning!

J.S. Park: Hospital Chaplain, Skeptical Christian

By K.P. Yohannan

Religion, I discovered, is a multi-billion dollar business in the United States. Entering churches, I was astonished at the carpeting, furnishings, air-conditioning and ornamentation. Many churches have gymnasiums and fellowships that cater to a busy schedule of activities having little or nothing to do with Christ. The orchestras, choirs, “special” music—and sometimes even the preaching—seemed to me more like entertainment than worship.

Many North American Christians live isolated from reality—not only from the needs of the poor overseas, but even from the poor in their own cities. Amidst all the affluence live millions of terribly poor people left behind as Christians have moved into the suburbs. I found that believers are ready to get involved in almost any activity that looks spiritual but allows them to escape their responsibility to the Gospel.

One morning, for example, I picked up a popular Christian magazine containing many interesting articles…

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1 Response to Entertainment for the Saints

  1. granbee says:

    Worship is done quite well in very bare and simple chapels in the wildwood, as I was so privileged to be a part of in my rural Mississippi childhood. We did occasinally have some fellowship times, but 99% of our time in that church was spent in communal worship and Bible teachings from the pulpit.

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