The RLT Cinema player is located in the widget sidebar to the right. Simply scroll down and click the top video, which is the feature of today’s post.
Today’s feature on RLT cinema is a parody of the popular Mac vs. PC commercials. Churches jumped on this immediately and produced their own version (I remember we did our own as well at the church I planted; I’m pretty sure I’d be embarrassed of it now). There are dozens of these things on YouTube. Some are OK, comparing a typical American Christian to a Christ-follower. Some, however, are slightly malicious. Today’s feature seems to be just that, pitting “traditional” churches against hip, new “relevant” churches. I’m sure the producers didn’t have any ill intent, but it sure does come off that way (at least to me).
In my experience, hip music, cool sermons, and fashion savvy style might get some people in the door, but it won’t keep them there. It’s not about the model… it’s about the relationships. Can people see Jesus in our faith communities beyond singing love songs to him, talking about him, and taking up money so his work can be done?