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Why My Name Isn’t on the Church Sign

August 1, 2014

Rev. Shane L. Bishop

As I get older, more things that “usta-didn’t” (a proper Southern Illinois contraction) bother me now bother me a lot.  Among the things that irritate me are church signs.  I am talking about those big signs all churches have in front of them.  Some are just painted boards but most have messages that you can change either manually or electronically.  Some churches use their signs to convey (what must seem to them) clever sayings.  You know like, “Get off Facebook and into my book” or “Jesus is like Coke, He’s the real thing.”  The first one at least made a stab at relevance and the second would relate only to people over 50 years old who actually remember that old advertising campaign.  I sometimes wonder if Coke pitched in to get some free advertising but I am thinking not.  Other churches make theological statements and I truly wonder who they…

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