A pastor who is a 49ers’ fan did a reduced-time church service last Sunday to be able to see the 49ers playoff game. The video of the event is making waves on the internet.
This appears to me to be a planned thing, people are too quick with responses, he gets the church’s name in there for a quick plug (how many pastors say their church’s name before a sermon?). I think he was just having fun.
I suppose each pastor needs to consider carefully what sort of fun he allows himself in and with church. I would not be able to do what he did. If anything, I’m the kind of guy who will push the service longer just to see people squirm. That’s what I call fun!
I know I’m supposed to be offended and talk about the idolatry of football in America, but I don’t know. This is a publicity stunt and I see no reason to waste outraged energy over dumb stuff. He will give an account to God. I’ll leave him in those hands.
“And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the Lord; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.”