A TIME article on Saddleback’s efforts to reach “seekers.” Excerpt:
… he explained why they weren’t doing Christian comedy. “When we started, we’d get requests from groups to do jokes about Noah. But it wasn’t fun. We’d work too hard to work in Noah. It’s our job to entertain.” Their goal, Barnes explained, was to give people a way to get friends to the church who have turned down an invitation to a service. This made sense until I thought about the kind of person who would say, “I’m not interested in eternal salvation, but I’d love to spend a Saturday night in a small conference room watching Christian improvisational comedy!”
It would make me laugh if it wasn’t so sad.
HT: Dave Doran