Thursday, February 14, 2008

Worst Worship Innovations

  • Liturgical poledancing

  • Communion buffet

  • Gym rope-climb to Heaven

  • Grand Theft Auto III: Jerusalem Stories

  • Blessing of the Sharks service

  • Rant stations

Add your own in the comments.

19 comments:

Will Deuel said...

Sometimes I wish I was DoC or Baptist purely so we could play "Will It Float" in the baptismal, but alas...

gavin richardson said...

Chubby Bunny

psychodougie said...

fancy dress church (tho we actually did this once during a series on Judges!)

Rev. J said...

Communion Buffet has some theolgoical merit...don't push that one aside...I mean should grace truly be all you can eat!

My suggestion... Spounge Toss Baptism.

Worship Leader Ron said...

French Kiss of Peace

cometothewaters said...

Plucking out eyes

Oil wrestling the angel of God

The Ironic Catholic said...

The baptismal super soaker for kids!

Worship Leader Ron said...

Check out the ironic catholic's post. It has that wonderful combination of funny/sadness that makes the church should make christians laugh at themselves.

Jeff the Baptist said...

Huh, that first one goes a long way towards explaining the ordination of women.

Just kidding! Not in the face, not in the face!

Allan R. Bevere said...

Hot ashes for Ash Wednesday.

Allan R. Bevere said...

A new mode of baptism: dry cleaning.

The Ironic Catholic said...

Coming of age walking on votive candles ritual.

Pauli said...

In lieu of homily, how about a liturgical vestment spring fashion show complete with catwalk.

Rufus McCain said...

Exchange of the peas.

the reverend mommy said...

Ok, don't make fun of my Bapto-Matic. Really. I find it really useful on occasion.

the reverend mommy said...

Speed Lent (based on Speed Dating.)

Combining Ash Wednesday, Lent, Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter, all in one hour.

You could get ... Hot Cross Bunnies.

Mark Winter said...

Votive Roman Candles

Ontario Emperor said...

Three judges rating the service from the sidelines, one of whom delights in making insulting comments.

.....CLIFFORD said...

These are jokes only in the sense that they are real and make The Episcopal Church (tm) a laughing stock:

Clown Liturgy.

Stations of the Millennium Development Goals.