Two potentially offensive organizations came together when the Wittenburg Door covered Church Marketing Sucks. It’s an interview with Brad Abare and I, and I think for the most part it went pretty well.
Being interviewed isn’t easy. Now I know why Bono always says the same thing all the time–he comes up with a good line and sticks with it. Me? I say something like this:
We’ve had the conversation about whether or not to use that word. Brad talked about it being taboo in his household growing up. I don’t feel it was necessarily taboo in my household, in my church, growing up. I’ve always appreciated the word. I guess I’ve never had a problem with it. It’s part of pop culture now. If you’re going to get offended about something, that seemed like the most minor and insignificant thing to ever be concerned about, a little word like that.
Always appreciated the word? What? I make it sound like one of my favorite words. And my mom will probably tell you the word was taboo, and my old church would probably say the same thing. I think I meant that the word just never had any bigtime negative connotations in my mind.
Well, one of these days I’ll figure out how to say witty and impressive things in interviews.