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Pastor Ed Young at the Fellowship Church
Well, this is … something. Pastor Ed Young of megachurch the Fellowship church in Grapevine, Texas is spreading the word that God is watching everything you do. In other words, he's totally like the most awesome drone out there:

That's some commercial! Slightly related, some of the Yelp reviews of this church are hilarious:
Fellowship Church was like a bad movie. Turn down the volume.  Extend the non-existent worship.  The worship leader, Hope, has a beautiful voice which was barely utilized.  The bookstore is a shameless facade of self-promotion with Ed Young videos and books everywhere.  The selection of books was disappointing to say the least.
Attended a few times until I noticed that at every service giving them money was mentioned. EVERY TIME. I think giving them money was mentioned more than God.
Also, with all the money they receive, when you call for financial help or even for food, they send you to the CATHOLIC CHURCH!! WTH??? They dont give back to the people in their own community. Turning away poor people while the pastor sits in his $1M+ home? FOR SHAME!
VIP section at the very front? A lot of reserved seats? I have never seen this before or since at my other churches. It left a bad taste in my mouth. Pretty sure Jesus doesn't have a VIP front row section for all the Big Whigs of the church. Terrible.
If you want to be micromanaged, be part of the biggest popularity contest ever, and have your every move on the internet monitored and censored, this is the perfect church for you. I wonder if this post will get flagged like my last one did. Hmmmm....
The current message series is focused on a 3D experience.  3D glasses are given to all visitors upon arrival.   The theme is somewhat cheesy and heavy handed with a watered down gospel message which is unsatisfying.  Are these gimmicks really necessary to "sell" Christ??

In a desperate attempt to appear hip and current, minister Ed Young uses slang such as "H-Rod" when referring to Herod. I was definitely not amused and persuaded to think just the opposite about Fellowship Church.

Originally posted to Scout Finch on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 11:46 AM PDT.

Also republished by Anglican Kossacks.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Slick and Scary Commercial! (1+ / 0-)
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    commonmass

    I was expecting some of the tiny human figures in the drone's bombsight view to actually be blasted away, as it happens to enemies of the US, but God was just watching this time. Next time, look out!

  •  Who's keeping an eye on Ed? (2+ / 0-)
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    Jen Hayden, commonmass

    We are all made of star stuff, so please be kind to dust bunnies.

    by jwinIL14 on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 12:04:49 PM PDT

  •  It is important to remember that this particular (4+ / 0-)

    brand of Christianity is really off-kilter. Most Christians do not subscribe to this kind of perversion of the Gospels.

    Christianity has not been perfect over the last couple of millenia, but this mega-church hyper commercialism is really appalling. I suspect it saddens the Trinity, though as a wise professor once said, "no man can pretend to know the inner life of the Holy Trinity". I am convinced of that for sure.

    The idea that God, or Jesus, or the Holy Spirit is keeping a list on everyone like some kind of Stalinist Santa Claus*, is not only absurd, but frankly IMO totally missing the point. Not to mention a denigration of the message of the Gospels.

    Pastors, Priests, Ministers, you name it, should NEVER cultivate a cult of personality. Even Jesus himself eschewed that.

    Music directors, however, often form cults of personality and they shouldn't either in churches.

    *See, "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", a totally Stalinist construct applied to the Santa Myth and one that I find wholly abhorrent. If I had kids I would NOT allow them to "believe" in Santa though I would share the many myths about St. Nick including the Dutch one which includes not elves, but a slave named "Black Piet" and engage them from the get-go about the richness of cultural mythology in a reality-based way. And I'm a practicing Episcopalian, that is, Christian.

    "To take another person's life from the bench is no better than to take another person's life from the street"

    by commonmass on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 12:40:46 PM PDT

  •  WTF??? (0+ / 0-)

    God digs missiles. His favorite is the AGM-114 Hellfire missile.
    Drone, Baby, Drone!

    As the pastor says, "Supposedly, drones see everything." Same could be said for God.


    If life weren’t so damn hard, we’d have no need for fabric softeners.

    by glb3 on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 01:15:38 PM PDT

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