So I’m having my morning tea and watching CBS Sunday Morning–I strongly suspect I’m their only viewer who’s not an AARP member–and came across a little nugget of brilliance that I thought I’d pass along.
The segment was about a “drive-in church” in Daytona Beach, FL. It’s in a repurposed drive-in movie theater; the minister gets up and does his thing on a raised platform up front, the service is miked, and the congregation hangs out in their cars and honks their Amens. They seemed to get a pretty good crowd on a Sunday.
The reporter asked the pastor–a white, sixty-something man straight out of Protestant clergy central casting–“Isn’t there a risk that [this setup] is so convenient that God won’t count it?”
“No,” the pastor answered serenely, “God doesn’t work that way.”
The reporter–who was being kind of a contrarian jerk–pressed him again:
“You really think God likes what this is?”
To which the pastor replied: “I know She does.”
Hallelujah for feminism and progress in unexpected places! I’m not Christian, but that’s my kind of church.