Last night and this morning we’re giving people the chance to send me a live text message during my sermon. Using a shortcode, they can text their answer to a question on the big screens and have it routed in real-time to my laptop on stage. I can scroll through the texts and choose which ones to pop on the screen. It was fun last night seeing what people answered to this question: “What is it about Christians that turns off non-believers?”
Many of the answers had to do with having a judgmental attitude, hypocrisy, being pushy, not willing to listen, etc. My favorite was one word: meanieheadness. OK, it might not be an actual word, but you get the point.