Friday, November 18, 2005

What's Missing? CH_ _ CH

About five years ago I remember sitting in a class with Dr. Bergler at Huntington and he talked about one of the most brilliant ideas I had ever heard. He traveled quite a bit visiting different students on PRIME and had the privilege of seeing so many different church signs and it motivated him an idea to create a coffee table book with pictures of the best signs he found.

every time Meri and I pass buy this church in Independence on the way to the movies we both shake our heads at the absurdity, and almost every time Meri asks, "where do they come up with these things?"

Well, the answer is found right here.

701 Sentence Sermons.

If that's not enough, there's 701 MORE Sentence Sermons.

1402 Church Signs. 1 a week = 26+ years of brilliant signs.

I saw this at the Christian Bookstore today and picked it up to see if maybe someone had beat Bergler to the punch. The book is set up in an amazing way. There is the Sentence Sermon followed by...
Effectiveness: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
That way you can be sure to use the most useful

I always thought that everyone thought these signs were super cheesy except for pastors who make their janitors (or Youth Pastors, often viewed in the same light) put the signs up but apparently this is a lucrative industry.

So what are some of your favorites? Post them in the comments.


At 11/18/2005 6:54 PM, Blogger Joni said...

I have to share one that my pastor put on our church sign a couple of years ago (no joke):

Better Savings than Wal-Mart

At 11/18/2005 10:20 PM, Blogger PopePotsie said...

We Put the "In" In "Sin."

At 11/19/2005 12:31 AM, Blogger David said...

Stop drop and roll doesn't work in Hell.

Assembly of God, Hillsdale, Michigan.

At 11/19/2005 11:32 AM, Blogger Bryan Karas said...

i'm kind of bummed. i had the same idea; to make a coffee table book. oh well.

"in danger of hell fire? use Son block."

"sign broken. come inside for message"

At 11/19/2005 11:44 AM, Blogger Liza said...

Here in beautiful Denver,

"You have been pre-approved for Salvation. Come inside to apply."

At 11/20/2005 4:57 PM, Anonymous lex said...

i tried to read some of the sermons on the amazon link, but i could only get as far as the indext...d) despotism.


At 11/21/2005 2:43 PM, Blogger Brian said...

I have been fasting and praying for weeks regarding this exact issue. My church's attendance was shrinking over the past few months, and I realized it was due to the lack of clever, yet offensive slogans on my church's sign.thanks andy for helping me get back to my unhealthy, fastfood lifestyle. WWJD4LIFE


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