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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Is Jesus Growing on Us?

posted by on March 26 at 14:55 PM

One of the most bloated churches in our famously under-churched city may be near the bursting point. The City Church – which simulcasts sermons to its four campuses in greater Seattle – has filed an application to expand its building in Belltown. A new wing would cover the parking lot with a two-story expansion, adding 12,210 more square feet.


I left several messages with City Church asking how it plans to use the space. But, alas, nobody returned my calls. (Not even after Erica’s excellent review?) Anyway, an acquaintance of mine and member of the congregation told me last night that they need the space for additional seating. He said the place is becoming more popular and would I like to join him on Sunday for a service? God, help me.

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This evil of Christianity is growing on us like a cancer. A puss filled tumorous cancer is what all of these churches are becoming. This is part of what can only be called a "red tide" rising in Seattle.

Mark my words: Seattle will see a higher portion of residents voting for the GOP this fall as opposed to previous years.

Posted by Andrew | March 26, 2008 3:11 PM

He's? (Call me!)

Posted by Mr. Poe | March 26, 2008 3:14 PM

Do churches have design review constraints?

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 26, 2008 3:18 PM

Where are they finding all these church goers? Will the City Church gang fight the Mars Hill gang for turf?

Posted by pox | March 26, 2008 3:27 PM

there are only a few "modern" churches to appeal to the belltown lifestyle. i suspect these churches are growing not from converts, from from lapsed believers of other churches.

Posted by infrequent | March 26, 2008 4:12 PM

All the nonbelievers, they get to eat dirt, and the believers get to spit on their graves.

Posted by Regina Spektor's squeaky larynx | March 26, 2008 8:00 PM

Oh, by the way, if you happen to see any of those Mars Hill "rock" posters up anywhere, feel free to tear them down.
I really don't hate gays.
I don't know where they got that.
And I would never wear a hoodie.

Posted by Jesus | March 27, 2008 12:00 AM

They simulcast their sermons? That's pretty lame. If I was going to go to church, I'd at least feel entitled to have a real human being preaching at me.

Posted by Hernandez | March 27, 2008 9:27 AM

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