Yelp for churches

So I just ran across this from another blog : ChurchRater.com . Evidently, founder Jim Henderson decided to start the Web site to rate churches in the same way that TripAdvisor rates hotels or Yelp rates everything else to help people find local faith communities. And in case you were wondering, Jim owns a consulting business to help churches see themselves through the eyes of Outsiders. Yeah, I’m not surprised either. I’m curious to see how high this gets off the ground. I have found myself using Yelp or AroundMe on my iPhone to check out churches when I’m out of town. The pickings are slim. Perhaps this will fill a void. As to what it says about the commodification of American religion, there’s a long line in that check-out lane.

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Yelp for churches

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1 Comment

  1. tim saleska April 11, 2010
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    Thanks for the post. Read Jim and Casper Go to Church. Here, your Jim pays Casper, an atheist, to go to churches with him and give his impressions. It is a good read and in some respects eye opening. The church rater thing is designed to help churches become more aware of how they appear to outsiders and non-believers. (I thought he had shut down the site, but I guess not.) Anyway, thanks again.
    TS

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