When Marketing is NOT Good News

More than a little creepy, eh? Or too close to home?

Given the ways in which many of us have been enculturated as congregations in a number of the practices recorded here-- including but not limited to:
-- marketing on our cars
-- locked doors
-- unfriendly greeters
-- data gathering (versus actual relating to folks)
-- being ABOUT being the body of Christ, as opposed to just being his body
-- and others...

What forms of embodiment visible here do we need to shed? Where can we being different practices that actually offer we as church actually ARE-- rather than market what we think will simply appeal to get others to join us in that same, sad to say it, scam.

Peace in Christ,
Way, Truth and Life,