Churches, Christians, and the Super Bowl

Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by Alcott, Jan 19, 2006.

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What will your church do the day of the Super Bowl in regard thereto?

  1. Keep our normal schedule of meetings and services—no change

    76.3%
  2. Cancel our regularly scheduled evening service or other meetings because of SB

    5.3%
  3. Change the time of one or more services or meetings to accommodate SB

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Make SB viewing available for small groups at rooms at the church

    5.3%
  5. Make SB viewing available on a large screen in a big room at the church

    2.6%
  6. Have <i>SB parties</i> for Bible study or other groups at members’ homes

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Have a big <i>SB party</i> for members and guests at church facilities

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Have a big <i>SB party</i> for members and guests at other reserved facility

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Have a Bible message during halftime of SB

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Have a Bible message by minister using sports or competition as an illustration or subtext

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Have a Bible message by guest speaker using sports or competition as an illustration or subtext

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Something different from any of the options listed

    5.3%
  13. I <i>assume</i> our church is doing nothing ‘special’ just because of SB

    5.3%
  14. I don’t know

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. No answer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Alcott

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    In the Sports forum there is a divisive thread about churches canceling meetings or doing something to incorporate or accommodate the Super Bowl (SB) on its featured Sunday, which has become something like a quasi-holiday in the USA. This poll is about what your church does on that afternoon/evening and how we personally feel about it. This is posted in the Poll forum because polls in the Sports forum do not get many responses; besides this being an issue that transcends sports.
     
  2. Hope of Glory

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    Living in Alaska, the SB starts after the morning service and is over before the evening. But, while I don't think a church should change its schedule for the SB, if one does, I don't hold them in lower esteem because of it.
     
  3. bobbyd

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    I'm curious, is anyone in a church where you would like to see some sort of outreach or event done around the Super Bowl, but the "powers that would be" keep it from taking place?

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  4. OldRegular

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    Does the following Scripture have any bearing on the results of this poll?

    2 Timothy 4:1-8
    1. I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
    2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
    3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
    4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
    5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
    6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
    7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
    8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
     
  5. Alcott

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    Your post is obviously a declaration disguised in the form of a question. I don't see any valid application of the passage you cited to the results of the poll.
     
  6. Artimaeus

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    It seems to me to be a matter of priorities. The NFL places a very low priority on Church going people and I place a very low priority on the NFL. Fair enough.
     
  7. SaggyWoman

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    Taking the opportunity!!!!
     

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