Pastor in a Box Easter Stunt

Here’s a church marketing ploy that might actually work on me:

If Calvary Church breaks the 4,000 attendance barrier Sunday, April 12th and Sunday, April 19th Ben will sacrifice all the comforts of common daily life, make his way to the roof of Calvary Church, overlooking Highway 161, and reside in a ‘roomy’ 6x6x6 foot plexi-glass box for three days and nights. He will enter the box on April 26th at 7:00pm and exit the box April 29th at 7:00pm.

Here’s the pastor’s response:

THIS MIGHT BE CHEESY, BUT WHAT CAN I SAY? I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT THE CHURCH GETTING OUT AND BEING THE CHURCH, NOT JUST WITHIN OUR WALLS, BUT OUTSIDE OF THEM AS WELL. IT’S TIME FOR THE CHURCH TO GET OUT OF THE BOX AND LET OUR WORLD KNOW THAT WE SERVE A GREAT GOD AND HAVE FUN DOING IT.

Sure. Have fun in that box, pastor.

Even when I was a Christian, I would have thought this terribly gimmicky. It’s hard to take their religion seriously when they take it so lightly themselves.

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  • Reginald Selkirk

    Interesting the way the pastor speaks in all caps. His spelling and grammar seem unusually good in that context.

  • DarkMatter

    Pastor, no miracles, so perform stunt?

  • http://failingtheinsidertest.blogspot.com/ Jeffrey

    He should enter the box on a Friday afternoon. When Sunday morning comes around and it hasn’t been three days yet, he might have an “aha!” moment.

  • Ender

    Sounds more like he forgot lent this year and is hoping this will make up for it.

  • http://www.theamenheresy.com Bill

    3 days? Doesn’t that qualify as a resurrection? Maybe there’s a hidden agenda here.

  • The Medium Lebowski

    Interesting the way the pastor speaks in all caps.

    -

    I have been told that when you channel the christ, it’s always in upper case.

  • mikespeir

    I hope they hit 3999.

  • Roger

    That’s just plain stupid.

  • http://bisforbarnstorming.blogspot.com BarnStormer

    In an effort to get the church out of the box, he’ll enclose himself in one.

    Maybe he shouldn’t spend so much time being ‘inside the box’, and critically examine his beliefs instead.

    “The Medium Lebowski

    I have been told that when you channel the christ, it’s always in upper case.”

    Ha ha ha. Is it because God has a Booming voice, or because he’s always shouting? It’s hard to hear him in the first place.

  • http://sarcozona.org/ sarcozona

    Aren’t there rules about pooping in public?

  • Question-I-thority

    This church should hire that ShamWow guy. He would fit right in.

  • Sunny Day

    “Oddly I do as well. Oddly because it will be odd to you but frankly, God did not intend on the Gospel nor his body to be a forum for self-aggrandizing stunts and personal achievement.”

    Yah that whole coming back from the dead thing, that wasn’t a stunt.

    He just for got the keys to the house and had to go back and get them.

  • Lord of Numa

    Am I the only one wondering how the pastor plans on relieving himself whilst locked in a GLASS BOX for 3 days?

  • The Medium Lebowski

    I don’t find Ali G funny in the least bit but there’s a video on YT where he asks a group of holy rollers if Jesus is merely a trumped up David Blaine. Hilarity ensues.

  • LRA

    David Blane he ain’t. Nor Chris Angel for that matter.

  • Francesc

    I’ the only one to see some similarities between this cage and a lightning rod? (if the borders and the wires are metallic)

  • http://custador.wordpress.com/ custador

    Easter – Dick in a Box!

  • RobotzAreAwesome

    Anyone else find it ironic that while trying so hard to “evangelize outside of the box”, the preacher will remain inside a box? Oh, that silly primate!

  • andyb

    When the gitwizard, David Blaine, did something similar in London, there was one fine response which stood out.

    Someone used a remote control helicopter to make a cheeseburger hang in space, just outside the glass.

  • Alex Guggenheim

    Oddly I do as well. Oddly because it will be odd to you but frankly, God did not intend on the Gospel nor his body to be a forum for self-aggrandizing stunts and personal achievement.

  • Roger

    Perhaps his deity will see fit to suspend the good pastor’s bodily functions while he’s in his birdcage.

  • Sock

    He’s channeling the holy spirit!!!

  • Sock

    You’re assuming that God’s real, and gives a fig one way or the other.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    God did not intend on…

    Of course not, since He doesn’t exist.

  • http://metroblog.blogspot.com Metro

    Yeah, except for that whole “I’m-gonna-hang-off-this-cross-die-for-three-days-and-come-back-from-the-dead” bit.

  • http://custador.wordpress.com/ custador

    Never heard of a Farraday Cage?

  • DorkMan

    No it’s not, it’s just Alex.

    Oh wait, same thing …

  • Framtonm

    Probably like Saint Simon Stylites (?) whose friends sent up buckets for that and food. Let’s hope it wasn’t the same bucket!

  • Francesc

    That’s not the case of the cage in the photo, as there is not metal all around it

    But good point :-)

  • Sock

    Are you serious? LOL!


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