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“Brothers, we are not movie-hawkers…”

“I hope there aren’t too many pastors who will be taken in by this. I couldn’t agree more with the line I saw in Jared Wilson’s twitter feed yesterday: Pastors, your desperation to be relevant is easily manipulated.’ Manipulation is exactly what is going on here, pastors, but the motivation is not the gospel. The marketers are not trying to help you to be relevant. On the contrary, their motive is to sell movie tickets, and these marketers have no problem whatsoever co-opting your pulpit for their profits.”

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3 Responses to “Brothers, we are not movie-hawkers…”

  1. How about the "here's how serious I am about this" moment at the end of his article?

    "I began my sermon yesterday morning at my church with a long story about Forrest Gump."

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