Bill Cosby On Churches

I found this little gem this week and it just hit me.

Bill Cosby asks, “Why are you going to church?” It’s a short video (about 1:30) and I hope it makes you think like it did me.

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  • Thanks for sharing this video. I think it’s a question worth asking, and I think it’s a question that many unchurched are asking, “Why should I go to church?”

  • “Trying to get into heaven.” Heaven is assured if you are a Christ follower. Rewards need to be earned.

    • Yep. I think we do need to occasionally get out of our cocoons and see “our Christian world” as the world sees it. I know that Jesus sure did this well.

  • Got me thinking, brother. My church in CO was around 3 or 4,000 people, and I felt like I was in a very tight community that really took care of each other, watched out for each other, and brought the larger community in whenever possible. We were always on the lookout, as a group and as individuals, for opportunities to interact with each other and with the community at large.

    Here, I was attending a much smaller church, thinking it would be pretty easy to get plugged in. Boy, was I wrong. Still looking for a place that felt like that big old church back in CO….

    • Good one Bret.

      I love to read the book of Acts. I have read/listened to it more than any other book in the Bible…probably 4-to-1 over any other. That is how a church should look. Nothing to add…programs, fancy brochures, etc. It should look like it did in Acts. Period.

  • William

    I am a young black man who now understands how this man was able to implact my generation postively. He was truly motivated by his love for Christ. I watched the 5th graders at my school during an inside recess watch this show and remembered the clean fun jokes and laughter that felt like family and was clean. I felt that he was a Christian and have been searching for that information and I found it. Thanks for posting this.

    • Awesome William! You might want to check our an interview he did with the Christian Post as well. Very cool.

  • Kolade Siyanbola

    What qualifies us for the mansion in heaven is what we do as Christ followers.How do we follow Christ if we refuse to carry out His instructions,part of which we have in Mathew 28:19-20. A big food for thought here.Christ went out of His way to impact and change. He was never passive.Think about that.

    • Well said Kolade!

      I am reading the book “Overrated” by Eugene Cho right now that has me thinking about our calling as the church in terms of pursuing justice and opportunity for all.