In the Washington Postposted 3/4/2013 10:12:14 AM
Recently, Kyle Idleman, teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church (Louisville, KY), shared an article in the Washington Post's "Guest Voices" column, a section focused on faith and its impact on the news. The piece, titled "Is entertainment our new American idol?" discussed the "surrogate religions of entertainment."
"For example, a few years ago, my youngest daughter wanted nothing more than to go to a Colts football game in Indianapolis," he writes. "We woke up early on Sunday and went to a local church. A few hours later, I was sitting among 80,000 fans in Lucas Oil Stadium, and yes, I had my own face painted. We both cheered until we lost our voices. On the drive home, as my exhausted daughter slept, I couldn't help but think about the fact that I had really attended two worship services that day."
Read the entire article here.