Thought I’d post a lighthearted list of signs your church might fall on the side of super trendy, hipstery, and/or cool. Have a laugh, and feel free to add your additions in the comments below – Out of the Wilderness
10 Signs Your Church is Trendy
Forget hymns or anything by Hillsong. The worship team is teaching you songs by OneRepublic, Taylor Swift, or Coldplay.
The pastor calls passing the offering plate, “the original crowd-funding.”
People there are all pretty much the same age as you… that is, if you’re 25-35 yrs old.
You overhear someone call a hymnal, “vintage.”
Ignite. Encounter. Resurrection. The word ‘church’ isn’t actually in the name of the church.
The Gathering. Oasis. Red Door. Glide. The church sounds like an apartment complex or night club.
Before church, you stop by a coffeeshop… and it’s in the church.
At any particular point, you count 47 guitarists on stage.
You haven’t brought a Bible in years.
You leave a church service feeling great about yourself.
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Thanks to a 48-hour challenge from my friend Nick Shell, I’ve got moldy cheese, expired eggs, a fridge full of hipster food… and I couldn’t be happier about it. If this were 2013 and you offered me almond milk I would’ve said, “Get outta my face!” But how quickly things can change (not “Get outta my face!” that won’t change, don’t you worry. It just won’t be about almond milk). I’m not a newly-minted hipster, either. The next time I visit family in Florida, I won’t bring kale or PBR or a fedora, but I will have a cooler full of spinach, rice, spaghetti, mixed nuts, carrots, hummus, and almond milk. Cutting out dairy altogether seems to have eliminated my allergy symptoms and a quick side note, Nick pointed out that humans are pretty much the only ones to drink milk from a different species. If that doesn’t gross you out, maybe this will.
Yowza. Kingpin was a good movie. The next time you drink milk from a cow, imagine it’s from a bull and POW! You’ll at least be a vegetarian. You’re witnessing the biggest shift in my life and I’m excited to continue the journey! Do you have any stories about your diet and changes you’ve been making? Any advice for a newby healthy eater? Share in the comments!