If people won’t come to church, church can come to them, right? Here’s a good example: the Opera Company of Philadelphia went to Macy’s Center City and burst into the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. It’s amazing to see how many shoppers joined in and sang along, especially when you consider what they were singing. In spite of the opera’s claim that this was a “Random Act of Culture,” the words are decidedly counter-cultural: “Hallelujah, for the Lord God, the Omnipotent, reigneth!”
You won’t find that in many of Macy’s ads.
Enjoy the show, and then maybe you can join me in spending as much time thinking about how to get church to people as we usually spend thinking about how to get people to church.
Special thanks to my friend Ron Smith for passing this video along to me.