Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Words I Loathe

"Buy In"

Oh how I cringe when I hear the word "buy in" in church. Why is it like this? Why do we need to get our own people, people who come to church faithfully and worship freely, to manipulate them to "buy in" to what the church is doing and its existence?


It fills me with sadness and yet, it's such a reality: marketing, making it attractive and presentable.

Why isn't the Gospel and the Glory of God enough of a "buy in"?