Make your own Sunday

From the satirical site Lark News:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Don Lawrence preaches three times a week to an appreciative congregation at Life Baptist church. His sermon tapes often sell out, and this year he is leading the people through a study of Matthew’s gospel.

But Lawrence is not a real person. He is a virtual, on-screen pastor whose sermon topics, personality, even mannerisms are chosen collectively by his congregation.

"We’ve never been happier," says head elder Louie Francesca. "We finally got the pastor we all want."

Read it all. It's funny. But it's not only funny.

Comments (2)

This was my favorite part:

"People can’t pin their problems on the pastor anymore," says an associate pastor who handles day-to-day matters at a Virtual Pastor church in Idaho. "He’s their creation. They can only blame themselves."

I like this line which has enough truth in it to keep a dozen Friedman's busy for years:

"You learn a lot about people by how the pastor gets shaped."

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