This Week at John McMillan Presbyterian Church

Back when my kids were all about pop culture, I would hear them talking about a particular pop star and say that he or she was a “poser”. I wondered what that meant so I went to where young folks get their information, Wikipedia! According to Wikipedia the term “[poser]” is … a pejorative term, as used in the punkheavy metalhip hop, and goth subcultures, or the skateboardingsurfing and jazz communities, when it is used to refer to a person who copies the dress, speech, and/or mannerisms of a group or subculture, generally for attaining acceptability within the group or for popularity among various other groups, yet who is deemed not to share or understand the values or philosophy of the subculture. Got it? “Urban Dictionary” puts it this way: A poser is someone who tries to fit into a profile they aren’t. People who try to give off the impression that they are one thing when they are really another.  Also, a poser can be one who says they can do something that they can’t. For example: The guys who hang out with skateboarders but can’t actually skate, even though they have a board. But this is not a new thing. People have been accused of being posers (or poseurs, if you like the French) for … well … forever. And posers have always made the members of the group they mimic really angry. Which brings us to this week’s topic at church on Sunday. What makes Jesus mad? Answer? Posers! Come and hear about it when Pastor Jeff preaches “What Makes Jesus Mad?” based on Matthew 23: 13, 15-17, 23-31. Come and have a good listen. We look forward to seeing you.


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