June 23, 2010
As a Flyers fan, I think it's awful...pretty interesting though...do you really think that signs like that draw people into churches? I have to imagine that many "witty" signs on the front lawns of churches around the country do more to turn people away than anything else.
I vote for awful.
In the late 90's the suburban Denver church across the street from the school I taught in had the exact same sign, but for Patrick Roy during one of the Avalanche Cup runs. I think it is one of the funniest things I've ever read on a marquee.
I vote awful. We have an Anglican church near here with the sign --' Too Much Greed = Need'.
Great point, Jon -- I agree. I certainly believe it ends up looking more like a 'joke' to those outside of the church and casts a rather dim light on the mission of the church altogether.<br><br>I don't vote awful, because I 'get it'...but it's certainly FAR from awesome.<br><br>...and notice no comment on the hockey aspect, because as a Southern girl, I surely know NOTHING about hockey! :)
Clever sign sayings: fail.<br><br>Notification about sermon topics/church events: meh.<br><br>In closing, these marquee signs are the worst idea ever thought up.
I don't think it's awesome or awful, it's just funny, which is probably how it's meant to be. Is the church not allowed to tell jokes?
I couldn't care less about sports but I' ALL FOR a church with a sense of humor. Lighten up.
I doubt signs bring people into a church (relationships & personal invitations do that) but I love a witty church saying and I think this one is great. This particular one got me to read your blog! <br>
'Too much need = Greed' seems to make more sense.
Best Church sign I've ever seen read: "This is a sign from God"
Probably our use of English here in New Zealand but surely if there are too many greedy people eating- using- their way through the worlds resources then other people are left in need ? <br> "Too much Greed = Need".
I'm all for humor but not sure that this is effective. What should we expect soon, a church sign that starts, "A Christian, a Jew and a Muslim were sitting in a bar..."<br><br>If we believe scripture has the power that it does, I rather throw up a John 3:16 a 1 Timothy 2:3 or a few other scriptures that have a deeper and true message.
As a Canadian, my favourite variation on this is:<br><br>Jesus saves! Crosby gets the rebound! He shoots! He scores!!!!!!
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