Pastor Tim Christensen of Gold Hill Lutheran Church in Butte, Montana, had a scheduling conflict.
You see, his second service started at the same time of the NFC playoff game between the 49ers and the Panthers.
A :60 second service…
If you were sitting in one of the pews at Gold Hill Lutheran Church, you would have found out moments later that this was only a joke — even though the service did have the same start time as the football game.
What I find interesting about this funny video, is reading through the comments on the church’s Facebook Page and YouTube. The video, title, and description make no reference to whether this was just for fun or actually real. While the church hopes the video would go viral — and it just may do that with over 60,000 views in just under 24-hours — an interesting question has been raised:
If this had not been a joke, was this “edgy” and “trendy,” or disrespectful?
From a church tech perspective, it brings another question to mind:
When posting funny videos of your pastor, should you reference the context so viewers understand what’s really going on?
What do you think?