This weekend I visited a precious brother of mine and his family. On sunday morning we decided to go to the local church nearby. I could tell by the warm fuzzy feelings eminating from the pulpit that this was a "seeker sensitive" fellowship.
In my efforts to describe the experience I considered talking about how "man centred" the worship songs were or the secular song that talked about "relationships" which led into the sermon on (you guessed it) "relationships". A message on relationships - WOW, now that's really breaking new ground in much the same way that "Walker Texas Ranger" broke new ground for Chuck Norris as an actor. I also considered describing the complete failure to talk about sin, repentance, and Christ's redemptive work on the cross in order to reconcile a sinners relationship with God.
But when my 4 year old daughter returned from her sunday school class with the "prize" she'd won I realised that my efforts to describe the experience were totally unecessary. The miniature poker machine she held in her hands summised the experience perfectly.
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