On Christian Cults

You’d think that people would catch on to the fact that churches with night club names (“Dwell,” “Lift,” “Sponge”), pastors in jeans, and killer Instagram accounts go hand-in-hand with news stories like this one.

If you want a church that’s not going to get hit with corruption charges, you want a place with a name like “St. Thomas Lutheran” or “Second Baptist.” These tend to be churches that have had 80 members for the last 80 years, do not talk about changing the world or “engaging the culture,” do not have in-house graphic design teams, do not have social media accounts, and do not die.

“Dwell,” though? If you go to a church called “Dwell,” you’re asking to be interviewed on a sad podcast nine years from now.

Published by Joshua Gibbs

Sophist. De-activist. Avid indoorsman.

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