Saturday, May 19, 2007

The Circus Church

Ingrid Schlueter has brought back her excellent and information packed website, Slice of Laodicea. Ingrid and Slice played a significant role in my decision to return to blogging after a long hiatus.

It's so refreshing to see a woman of God like Ingrid taking the true and unadulterated whole counsel of God out into the marketplace of ideas while so many effeminate men in skirts are running around the professing church and preaching a watered down, cotton candy, bloodless gospel which has been scrubbed clean of any offense to the world. God help us!

In her article below Ingrid describes the depths to which the visible church has fallen:

Stranger Than Fiction
I’m not sure if there was some sort of meeting somewhere in the bowels of the earth recently where demons assigned to mocking the church met on a new strategy, but pastors dressing and behaving as clowns seems to be a trend. This is why you will find a clown behind the pulpit in the Slice header. It really is just that bad. Here’s a photograph of one Milwaukee area clown/pastor who sponsored a Holy Humor service at the Chapel of the Chimes in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Brookfield is a suburb of our city. Pastor Radke had this to say about his circus service:

“The intent of Holy Humor Sunday is to lighten up a little bit in church,” Radke said before the service. “We don’t have to be stiff. Let’s face it: God must have a sense of humor, too. He created us, and to tolerate us is really something.”

Pastors, when you’re parishoners start looking like this, maybe it’s time you started looking for another job. Here’s the article.