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Kevin Bussey (aka k-dawg)
Lead Pastor
Charlotte, NC, USA

Samford University: B.S. Public Administration, 1985
University of Alabama at Birmingham: M.A. Education, 1988

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: MDivBL, 1995

Married to:
Cassandra (6-25-88)


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"Pastor I don't like your plans" Bisagno, "what are your plans." man, "I don't have any." Bisagno, "I like my plans better than yours." .

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building 429: rise

chris tomlin: live from austin music hall

various: music inspired by the chronicles of narnia

fusebox: once again

passion: How Great Is Our God

storyside:b : everything and more

delirious?: the mission bell

hillsong united: look to you


Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Do Americans lie about attending church services?

Would it surprise you to know that people lie about whether or not they attend the regularly scheduled services of their church or synagogue? Of all things to be dishonest about in the whole fabric of life, why would someone not want to tell the truth about going to church? Read the story here.
Evangelists have always taken the brunt of the numbers' jokes. If a man was known to exaggerate his church attendance or offering numbers, it was said that he spoke "evangelistically" of his feats. Some leading pastors were known to count attendance that included groups meeting in schools, union halls and schools along with those meeting in the church buildings.
I believe it! I would dare say there are only 3-5 families that attend church on our street of about 20 homes. I remember when I attended Samford University that students would come to lunch on Sunday dressed as if they went to church when in reality most of them had just gotten up from partying all night. Churches wouldn't lie about their attendance would they? ;)

posted by Kevin Bussey at 5/16/2006 11:03:00 AM


Blogger Jamie Wootten said...

Churches lie??? NEVER!

Let's just call it "Ministerial Exaggeration"

5/16/2006 01:15:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...


But it is a shame that we even have to joke about it. I was on staff at a church and we had 499 in SS and the pastor made me go find the extra 1 just so we could say we hit 500 for the first time!

5/16/2006 01:26:00 PM  
Blogger joe kennedy said...

I'm thinking Ethics should be taught at the M.Div. level. Gosh. I know SWBTS has an entire Christian Ethics doctoral program, but... maybe we need to get it at all the levels. It seems nobody's getting it.

I wouldn't have thought it would be this difficult.

5/16/2006 06:54:00 PM  
Blogger CW said...

This cracked me up. When I was at Oklahoma Baptist University, students did the same thing on Sunday morning. Many of them dressed up just to eat in the cafeteria. I have heard of churches counting the numbers of their mission churches as their own. I thought it was all about making disciples instead of having better and better numbers.

5/16/2006 10:10:00 PM  

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