Thursday, September 23, 2004

you've got to be kidding - "priest idol"

priest idol
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | Channel 4 to screen 'Priest Idol'
LONDON -With the working title Priest Idol, the show will give a vicar 12 months to boost the church's turnout. Backed by advisors, the vicar will be able to spend an undisclosed sum of money on anything he or she thinks will appeal to parishioners. Being filmed in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, the three-part series is due to be broadcast at the end of 2005.

have we as the church really fallen down this low? have we truly reached a point where we are reduced to doing this in order to revive lagging attendance at our churches?

please say it ain't so.

what happened to the hope that we have to offer this world? what has happened to the freedom that we have to offer the world? are these, and the other amazing joys of following CHRIST, not enough to grow a church? do we really now have to hold contests and bring in television cameras into our churches in order to stir us to reach out to a sick and dying world?

please say it ain't so!


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