Kenya is full of churches, but unfortunately, the church there is known as being a mile wide and an inch deep. In Nairobi, there are churches everywhere, and some of the names of these churches are quite odd – and funny – like this one.
This one was sent to me by my friends, Jeff and Gabrielle, who recently moved from NM to MO. On their first Sunday in MO, they visited this church.
I’m not sure how their visit went, but if they had taken my “Stupid Church Sign 101″ class, they would have known that churches with dumb signs like this are probably not even worth visiting.
If you see a stupid church sign, snap a picture of it and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Super Bowl was not super at all. I was done with it at halftime. Such a let down after so many exciting Super Bowls recently. Peyton Manning bristled at being asked if it was “embarrassing” – but it was. The Seahawks embarrassed the Broncos. Faster. Stronger. Better.
I thought the sculptures on my college campus back in the day were weird, but they were nothing like this. A sculpture of an underwear-clad sleepwalking man was recently installed at Wellesley College in Massachusetts and has left students seriously freaked out with its lifelike appearance. This is no joke. Check out the full story.
Leave it to Walmart! Thanks to Chuck Thompson for this find. As if stupid church signs weren’t bad enough, Walmart is selling a church sign calendar for 2014. When will the madness stop?!
Michelle and I were invited by some new friends to hear a new band (to me) last weekend, and now I’m enjoying some really good new music. Ryanhood. Check out the video and then check out their web page. Very, very good. Thank you Bradley and Rachel!
After 5-years of calling out church sign offenders with 38 different posts, you didn’t think I would do anything other than this did you? Actually, I’ll be adding our web address to the sign once they send us the ” . ” plates. Those were not included in the original set of letters. It’s the internet age, and the ” . ” is important…what gives?
Anyway, I still agree with what I wrote on my first “stupid church sign” blog 5 years ago. I must have been a bit angry when I wrote it, and maybe I’d tone it down a bit now (I’m 5 years more mature, you know), but I still agree with the essence of what I wrote back then. I wrote:
The Bible tells Christians to be the “salt and light” of the world. Unfortunately, when it comes to church signs, some Christians mistaken “salt and light” for “stupid and lame.” I absolutely hate it when a church puts some ridiculous saying on their sign for the whole world to see, and believe me, the world is watching…and what they’re seeing in front of many churches is shameful. No wonder we Christians are often seen as irrelevant, out-of-touch weirdos.
When will these churches understand that people are not as stupid as they think they are? When will they realize that people are turned off and angered by their ridiculous slogans and insincere efforts to “save sinners” in their communities? When will they realize that hurting people don’t want or need a “witty” slogan or a lame attempt at a “community outreach” event. When will they realize that what people need is to be loved for who they are and cared for right where they’re at?
It’s interesting that the churches that display these stupid sayings on their church signs often wonder why they’re so ineffective at reaching out to those in their community. They need to look no further than their front lawn for the answer.
For the record. The only things that will ever go on this sign as long as I’m in charge of its content are service times, special event announcements, our web address, or Scripture quotes. Nothing stupid.
I would hate to have to report my own church sign on one of my “stupid church sign” blog posts.