So, what do you do when mega-church pastors start to reference your blog in their sermons? I’m not sure. A friend tipped me off to Andy’s most recent sermon last Sunday as he was talking about the different areas of North Point church were people can get to know one another. He mentioned being on a blog sometime last year where the blogger was “ripping our church up and down.” Hmm, I guess that was me but I didn’t think I was really ripping the church, I just expressed the fact that the mega-church was certainly not an environment that I would want to pastor in, or find myself attending on a weekly basis (knock on wood…ha, wouldn’t it be funny if I ended up working in a mega-church…hmm). At any rate, if you want to hear the actual sermon that Andy referenced, for Real Audio click HERE and for Windows Media Player, click HERE or watch it HERE.
MESSAGE TO ANDY
Andy, sorry if you thought I was ripping into North Point. That wasn’t the point. While there are things about North Point, methodologically and theologically, that I wouldn’t agree with, I do applaud your effort to create an environment where people will learn to love God and love others – it’s very needed. I was just recording my thoughts after a trip to a mega-church in Atlanta. And if it makes you feel any better, North Point fared MUCH better than my trip to The Church of the Apostles in Atlanta. Don’t know if that makes you feel any better or not. At any rate, I do hope to get to meet you sometime over the course of my next year which will be spent at Columbia Seminary in Decatur, GA.