As some of you may know, HE WHO MUST NOT BE NAMED is the moniker I sometimes use in sermons to protect the anonymity of a certain short-red-faced-bushy-eyebrowed-falls- asleep- before -the- doxology-generous- with- his- money- and- his- criticisms- parishioner (bless his heart).
Hilariously, now, one of YOU has taken this mantle and taken to emailing me cryptic, quasi-threatening emails from- yup- firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is an example:
In the most recent posting on your “website” I have found issue with your claim regarding church signs. First of all, if you truly do no like these signs STOP going past them so frequently. Second, these signs are EXACTLY what the church needs. We need to show the godless generation (those young adults you want us to reach out to) that the church has a sense of humor.
We cannot rely on our pastors to provide the comic relief needed during a boring service to attract this crowd that YOU say we need to attract. These signs serve a purpose. Maybe Aldersgate needs to reexamine our sign humor. Do we really need to advertise for the youth group on them or our children’s activities.
If they want to come to those programs people will figure out when it is, and if they can’t do it without a sign then its not MY problem.
Be careful young man, you never know, we might just put one of these signs in our pastors front yards!
In the Peace of Christ,