This comes from my friend Dan Dick, formerly of GBOD:
Zombies — by definition — are lifeless corpses that continue to function in an imitation of life, generally doing more damage than good. They are frightening, and if George Romero is to be believed, they seek one thing — to feed upon the living. Unfortunately, this is not an unfair metaphor for a number of mainline Protestant churches. Check the list: lifeless, going through the motions, trying to get new people upon which to feed. It is a pretty stark, but accurate description of a number of decaying churches.
Jay Voorhees is a pastor, writer, and community activist located in Nashville, TN. Jay currently is the pastor of the City Road Chapel United Methodist Church in Madison, TN, and is engaged in helping to connect others to the example and teaching of Jesus Christ and to take seriously Christ’s call to love our neighbors in radical ways.
Jay is the co-founder of The MethoBlog, a site that aggregates the writings of Methodist-related bloggers throughout the world, and is the former managing editor of The United Methodist Reporter. Jay has been involved in the United Methodist Church at both the local and national level since 1988. Jay is also the owner of Only Wonder Media, a boutique book and media publisher.
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2 thoughts on “Zombie Congregations”
Wow, great description. Funny thing is that I just watched Sean of the Dead last night for the first time. Classic.
what an arrogant bullshit