When Churches Try to Compete with the Super Bowl

I usually don’t post on Sundays, and with today being the Super Bowl, probably fewer people than normal will be reading blogs today. But I decided to put up a short post anyway.

Some churches believe God will be mad at anyone who watches the Super Bowl instead of attending the evening church service. I couldn’t disagree more. I think that if you love to watch football, you should enjoy the Super Bowl with your friends and family, knowing that Jesus is right there with you, cheering on His favorite team. I won’t tell you which one that is…

Then of course, there are those churches that try to compete with the Super Bowl:

Church Super Bowl

When churches try to compete with the Super Bowl, the church always loses.

But this is only true when we think of the church as a building that people enter and sit in a pew to sing and listen to a sermon.

If we think of the church as the people of God who follow Jesus into the world (see my book Skeleton Church), then we realize that part of being the church is enjoying a good game with friends, family, and neighbors around us.

So, I hope you enjoy the game!


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