Keeping Up with the Jonzee

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Saturday, November 18, 2006

And then this fool (Man...I gotta start checking in)

So, back in the day, I looked forward to catching one of Pastor Creflo Dollar's sermons on television. But in the last few years his growing need to preach what is being called by many "the Gospel of prosperity" has made me weary. Something just ain't sitting right with me about the brother. Maybe his last name has more symbolic signifigence then just being his guh'ment name? Don't know. And and my growing weariness of him has nothing to do with his 2400 square foot pad overlooking Central Park West. Let me make one thing clear--I am not one who thinks that Pastors and Reverends should live in poverty and drive a pinto. If you are fortunate to be able to share your wisdom, faith and leadership with a church that can afford to pay you well and if you are fortunate enough to be rewarded handsomly for your books, guest lectures, etc--work it. God gave you a gift and an opportunity. Seize it.

I do have a problem with what to me is less " Gospel of Prosperity" and more consumerism and consumption preaching for the whole greedy American and the approach many black pastors of wealthy mega-churches have been going ever since Mr. Bush put out the plan to buy them off with his ill-conceived "faith-based initiatives". (Perhaps not so ill conceived since plantation behavior abounds.)

But this right here adds more fuel to the fire of my weariness and takes steppin' and fetchin' in the name of Christianity to a whole 'nother level.

Be afraid.

Be very afraid.

2 Comments:

  • At 5:28 PM, Blogger c-town said…

    yo, its jabari from c-town...get at me, yo!!!

     
  • At 5:00 AM, Blogger Oscar In Louisville said…

    Creflo? I'm on my way to Texas to spend Thanksgiving with my sister but I'll have to Rev. Dollar-Dollar Bill Y'all the what-for when I get back. Keep clear of Creflo.

     

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