I saw someone link to this post and thought it showed so much of what is wrong in the church today. It shows our current ecclesiology in action.
The post comes from a guy who apparently is a DJ on a Christian radio station and he thought it was wierd that chruches charge members for weddings. So he took some calls on the topic. A sample:
Next caller: I can speak for our church. If we DIDN’T charge, we’d have people lined up, wanting to use the place every Saturday for years.
Me: But if they’re people who are members, and paid for the building, and it’s theirs, too, shouldn’t it be free and celebrated and —
Caller: It would be too crazy if you just let people do that.
Me: But if they paid for it to start with —
Caller: You have to charge a fee to discourage people from using it.
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