Monday, May 16, 2011

This is another good post from The Resurgence

I am not a huge fan of Mark Driscoll but his post on The Crisis of Conference Christians is outstanding and hit kinda close to home, at least where I used to call home! I don't agree with all of it and of course he uses some off-color examples but I think he is right on the money with the danger of the Conference Christian subculture...

The Conference Christian

By definition, a conference Christian is someone who spends a great deal of time (and often money) attending Christian conferences. They love hearing the speakers, love singing with the bands, love letting the world know who they meet and what they are experiencing via blog/Facebook/Twitter, and love meeting up with other conference Christians. Some of these conference Christians somehow manage to work a job in around all their conferences. Others are ministry leaders spending tithe dollars to pay for their hobby/vacation/fanboy obsession.


Eric Holcombe said...

I wonder whether the "highly skilled world-class expert" preachers will stop their activity that is encouraging these bad results.

Maybe they could stop selling books and DVDs to truly break the addiction of their "followers" and force them to interact with real people.

Preaching = wine tasting at the conference level is just a symptom of the local level. We have created generations of audience members who are looking for a better show. Now the celebrities are upset that they show up?

Arthur Sido said...

Eric, I wondered that as well. I think the sentiment is correct but Driscoll is feeding the problem.