The Stuff Christians Like blog has been around since January. Unfortunately, I just found out about it today. Prodigal John explains how Christians like myriad things, such as: not knowing how to hold hands, calling people “seekers,” metrosexual worship leaders and comparing Braveheart to Christianity. I wish I could go on.
Apparently, Christians also like “Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!” What he means by that is this: churches make a lot of racket and want to bring people in through said racket. But there are problems with that.
“If a special sale is why you first bought your watch, then if that watch store ever wants to get you to buy again, they have to run a similar sale. Study after study has shown that we are creatures of habit. We repeat ourselves, so if you attract a big crowd with a car giveaway or hot new worship band or anything else, you create a relationship built on a reward not a redeemer. And when you try to take away that reward you’ll lose a lot of your guests. It’s hard to transition to God when you started the conversation with a gimmick.”