Have sermon, need text

15 Aug

I have recently started my new job cleaning the auditorium (and several other rooms) for Inter-City Baptist Church. This experience has lead me to a specific conclusion, which I’d like to make a point of doctrine (and also a sermon), but I need a reference from which to launch my sermon. Here’s my premise: bringing glitter into the church auditorium is grounds for excommunication.

Do we all agree that this is good theology? And can someone find me a text to support this point?


Posted by on August 15, 2009 in Personal


2 responses to “Have sermon, need text

  1. Jason Parker

    August 15, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    I cleaned those same rooms in years gone by, and have thought some of the same thoughts about several items, not just glitter. Yet I have not been able to come up with a text. However, after reading William Webb’s hermeneutical approach, I figured out that I don’t need a text. I just need a trajectory. A redemptive-movement hermeneutic should enable you to come up with an ultimate ethic which excommunicates all glitter-bearers in church auditoriums. I hope that helps!

    And yes, just to be crystal clear, this is said tongue-in-cheek.

  2. Scott Aniol

    August 16, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Where does glitter come from?

    “It is drawn forth and comes out of his body;
    the glittering point comes out of his gallbladder;
    terrors come upon him.” (Job 20:25)

    ‘Nough said.

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