First off, this video was funny, which was the point.
Secondly, "Blah, blah, blah, the new way isn't as good as the old way." is about all I hear in the comments on this video. Grow up.
What I can't get over is how many churches seem bent on making sunday a miserable experience, as if it's somehow a test of how faithful you are. The music suck, the teaching is boring and hardly insightful, the people are stuffy, the chairs are uncomfortable, the coffee is terrible, and the church leaders couldn't be happier to keep it that way. Then everybody cries about how church attendance is dwindling and no one is faithful anymore, blah blah blah. You know who isn't faithful? The people who were in charge of a church and do a crappy job running it to be anything other than the best it could be.
Then some people come along with this wild notion that maybe church should be enjoyable, and everyone acts like they're heretics. Like, hey, maybe people actually want to hear quality music. And maybe if we play more modern music, we have a better chance of getting the younger generation in the door. And maybe if the coffee is good, people will hang out longer with each other and talk about something important. And maybe if the teaching is more down to earth, people will hear the message instead of just feeling inadequate. And maybe if we put a little thought and strategy into how we order our service, people will actually pay attention better and learn more. But no, churches like that become popular, so they must be evil and teaching some kind of soft gospel.
Well the early church grew by thousands in a day, so I guess Peter must have really been watering things down. WE are here to share the good news with everyone we can, and if playing hip music, blinking lights and t-shirts gets more people in the door to hear the Word, then great!
We need to stop arguing about worship formats and grow up. God doesn't care how we worship him, as long as we worship him. And we need to stop trying to act as if we're weeding out the unfaithful by giving them a lame version of church and expecting them to like it anyways if they truly love god. If people aren't coming to your church anymore, don't be a hater on the people who have figured out something that people actually enjoy.