Sunday, November 06, 2005

How To Not Be Popular has a post on mega-churches in the Minneapolis area. One pastor doesn't do marketing. He'd rather be free to say what God calls him to say. I think I'd like this guy.

"Last year Boyd preached a series of sermons challenging the militarism and triumphalism that swept this country after 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq. The series resulted in about 1,000 people leaving the church and a 20% drop in offerings."

Personally, the fact that its only a 20% drop is pretty good, assuming it wasn't a church of 10,000 before the series.