Mickey D’s Identity Crisis

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23 Responses

  1. Of the church and it’s fickleness, you write truth.

    Of McDonald’s going with all-day breakfast, I concur.

    Of avocados, you speak heresy!

  2. Michael says:


    I can’t seem to avoid controversy… 🙂

  3. I think we can agree to disagree. Amazing how we all have differing taste buds.

    Truth be told, I haven’t been to a McDonald’s since my youth pastor days some 15 years ago. Even then, I sometimes wondered if munching on the packaging would be a healthier choice.

  4. gomergirl says:

    I agree… on all points. Especially the avocados… I see the next big church split beginning. The PRO or CON Guac factions fighting, throwing the green snot at each other, both figuratively and literally. Hahahaha! Count me in.

  5. gomergirl says:

    And who doesn’t want a sausage Mc Muffin with egg at lunch time? Or dinner for that matter. Its seems to work for Jack.

  6. Pam Kulwiec says:

    Next it’ll be “should we have non-GMO ingredients or regular ol’ full of mystery ingredients” kinda like, “KJV or NIV?”. heeheehee

  7. Erunner says:

    “I’m concerned that the next item you can order with your bacon jalepeno guacamole burger will be a “cleansing flush”.”

    Dude, you crack me up!!

  8. Steve says:

    When the focus is on growth, this chasing after the wind will happen, not to mention tire everyone out.

    If the church would focus on glorifying God in all areas of our lives (and with different people, this will look different because of different gifts) He will take care of the growth.

    In the business world the book “Good to Great” would seem to bear this out, too. Focus on your core competencies (hedgehog principle, if I remember correctly) and success will happen. Focus on success and you’ll be like a ship tossed by every wind and wave.

  9. I believe one reason we have the McDonald’s dilemma in the church today is the fact that we live in a Starbucks world…a world where everyone orders their coffee to their personal liking…and has a hissy fit if they don’t get it. Church leaders and pastors have quite a task of keeping the ship sailing toward God’s goals rather than taking a bunch of side trips that make no gains, but rather take up a lot of time, energy and resources.

  10. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    There is no division in American life between work, play and worship.

    This is why you can walk into work and worship carrying your Starbucks.

  11. Pineapple Head says:

    So you can’t drink coffee and worship at the same time? Verse please!

  12. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    You can do anything in worship today – I think that was my point. How about beach balls like at the baseball game.
    Again, there is no division – just another form of recreation.

  13. Pineapple Head says:

    I gotta go with Jesus’ two stipulations: in spirit and truth. That can work in formal, informal, liturgical, free-form settings. Oh, and coffee or no coffee.

  14. Pineapple Head says:

    And without the spirit and truth, worship doesn’t happen in any setting.

  15. Surfer51 says:

    I recently did some painting work for a man who has been with Jack in the box for over 35 years.

    He runs 13 franchises of same.

    They are holding their own.

    I used to get the Jumbo Jack with cheese and the vanilla shake and fries.

    Everything is the same except years ago they whet from real cane sugar in the shake to corn syrup.

    The shake sucks now!

    I can’t believe there is a man like you Michael who disdains brussel sprouts, avocado’s and jalapenos.

    Be healed in the name of Jesus! 🙂

  16. Piney – I speak of worship as the time we come together corporately, not the Sunday duffer who has a squirrel provide the sacraments on the golf course kind of worship. 😉

    Now, perhaps not you, but many an evangelical church wants to hide the fact that something different is happening at church (or at least should be) from their day to day activities.

    But I don’t think you are disagreeing with my original statement – “There is no division in American life between work, play and worship.” I think you are just saying that there should be no difference.

  17. Andrew says:

    The church keeps throwing things up against the wall hoping something will stick and sell.

    It looks ridiculous in doing so.

    The American evangelical church is becoming more like vintage Burger King (Have it your way) than McDonald’s. I keep hearing the church needs to be more relevant to reach the younger generation.

  18. Surfer51 says:

    Jesus often spoke in parables to reach His hearers on a level they could relate to.

    In the preface to his book, “Knowledge Of The Holy” A. W. Tozer said:

    “True religion confronts earth with heaven and brings eternity to bear upon time.

    The messenger of Christ, though he speaks from God, must also, as the Quakers used to say,“speak to the condition” of his hearers; otherwise he will speak a language known only
    to himself.

    His message must be not only timeless but timely. He must speak to his own

    What Andrew keeps hearing about the church needing to be more relevant to reach the younger generation rings true.

    When I was 17, Chuck Smith at CC had absolutely no appeal at all initially for myself and a lot of my friends because he was an old guy.

    But his ‘youth’ pastor Lonnie Frisbee was only a year or two older than us and we could relate to him totally.

    The old guy, Chuck Smith benefitted from having a younger ‘youth’ pastor that we could all relate to.

    And it did’t hurt that he allowed some young people who played instruments and could write Christian songs to perform during the services.

    So our own generation was speaking to us essentially.

    This never changes. Young people trust young people.

    So the working formula is youth speaking to youth if a church wants to be relevant to the younger generation IMO.

  19. Captain Kevin says:

    I like avocados. But I don’t expect guacamole from McD’s. I also like beach balls, fog and intricate lighting at rock concerts, but I don’t expect them in church worship.

  20. Bob says:


    Youth speaking to youth is a good idea.

    We live in a culture where youth are abused and exploited from an early age, where the majority of young adults today were not raised in homes with both their biological parents and most churches don’t teach their peoples much beyond John 3:16. Where are the young who can teach and bring God’s life and walk to others?

  21. better yet Michael…

    Go Vegetarian or Vegan. Screw McD’s!! They don’t have your back Healthwise or any wise.
    Dump ’em totally.

  22. that applies to the “super” pastors and Business Driven Churches too. Dump ’em and hang with Jesus and His real people.

  23. Xenia says:

    Anybody here who is struggling with health issues should stay far far away from McD.’s.

    Everyone should stay away.

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