23 December 2009

preaching and beer

Some church growth methods should be avoided...

"It happened to Ambrosius. He was once told by his parishioners, after they had been admonished to hear the Word and the sermon: The truth is, dear pastor, that if you were to tap a keg of beer in the church and call us to enjoy it, we would be glad to come."

--Martin Luther

1 comment:

Loy Mershimer said...

Perhaps tapping a keg of beer would have more authenticity [as long as it was accompanied by true service of word] than much of what has gone on in postmodern Christianity.

Keg + Luther = Real.

Postmodern - keg = Fail.