By Christian Research Network Associate Editor Erin Benziger of Do Not Be Surprised…
This is a repost of an original article on Do Not Be Surprised…

It’s good to see that Ed Young, Jr. is encouraging the people of Fellowship Church to focus on what really matters this holiday season: Immanuel, God with us Instagram.

[As you can see below, the video to follow was approved and posted by pastor Ed Young, Jr. at his You Tube account]


Taking a bunch of stupid pictures of yourself and being disillusioned enough to think that other people care—no, that’s not narcissistic at all. And, if you share your photo on Twitter and Facebook with#MyInstaChristmas and you could even win prizes!


Wow, I can hardly contain my Christmas cheer.

Here’s a novel thought for churches and pastors this December: Preach the Word. Preach Christ. Preach not just His birth, but His perfect life and sacrificial death. Preach His triumphant resurrection. Preach His promised, impending return in power and glory.

Because, even if there were no cameras or social media in existence when Christ was born, it’s still a far better story than the one told by that picture of you in a Santa hat posing by the over-decorated Christmas tree in Macy’s.

Further Reading
Church-Going Gimmicks
So You Think You’re a Christian
Sunday Morning Praise – First Sunday in Advent

The original appears here.

Further reading