I generally steer clear of criticisms of our “separated brethren” on this site, thinking there’s enough work in the Church universal to keep my keyboard busy. But the over-sized Easter postcard invitation I received via snail mail today from Crossroads, a local big-box evangelical community, is just too much. On the front is the slogan “ESCAPE THE BAD NEWS. DISCOVER LIVING FULLY ALIVE.” On the back is following description:
Crossroads church is designed to inspire, equip and push you to get the best out of life. Easter will be amazing music, immersive video, and practical teaching. It’s come as you are, so throw on your jeans and baseball cap (OK, your kid can wear her Easter dress). No secret handshake, just free coffee, regular people, and 100 decibels of face-melting, soul-waking awesomeness. There’s even a sweet Easter experience designed just for your kids.
I’m not making that up.
No Jesus, no Resurrection.
Just a very busy A-V guy.