Monday, September 13, 2010

Wholly Laughter or Wholly Depraved?

The McClure United Church in Edmonton, Canada, made headlines because the pastor and some other folks decided to dress up like clowns and have a "worship service." The pastor, Jim Lochhead" said, "So often in our lives we live behind masks that are not immediately apparent...I think putting the makeup on in some way allows us to bring out a side of ourselves that we don't let out at other times."

He speaks as though the whole chicanery is a positive expression of worship. If this is so positive and worshipful, then why do they not do it more often? Is this a model that churches should duplicate around the globe, because it "allows us to bring out a side of ourselves that we don't let out at other times?" Is this a side of ourselves that lifts up the name of Christ, gives glory to God, and attributes to God all that He is worthy of?

Lochhead must be insane. This is mockery of all that worship is to entail. It is devoid of truth and Satanically driven. The attention is taken off of Christ and placed on a clown all for the price of a laugh.


Dreks said...

Like so many churches today it seems they are more interested in entertaining themselves than pleasing God. They somehow get the notion that God is open to relative interpretation and the Bible get's thrown out the window. I'm all for a good laugh and I believe the Bible encourages it but for everything there is a time and a season. This is nothing more than a mockery.

Dr Chris Hill said...

Hi Lance,

Here's a good video I found on YouTube about religion, you might like to view it and see what you think.

”God in my life”

I think it makes a lot of good common sense don't you?

Chris Hill

American youth: Young gifted and passionate about religion. ”Fiery lady”