Thursday, March 20, 2008

Stranger than fiction

I've just arranged for us to hire a flaming torch from Hell.

I mean it.

As part of our church's Easter Festival Weekend, we're doing a demo about different generations passing on the torch of vision to one another. So we looked into hiring a theatrical flaming torch (all health and safety ok and all that). The company we found to supply one is called Howard Eaton Lighting Limited - or H.E.L.L.

(If you don't believe me, check out the link here.)

Nice chap, Howard. I spoke to him this afternoon to arrange the hire. He didn't sound at all diabolic.

But I can't wait to tell people tonight that we're hiring a flaming torch from Hell for our Easter festival.


Anonymous said...

What a waste of money. I could think of other things the church could and should be spending money on. If the message is that good and powerful it should sell itself why all the theatrics and props ?

Sensory manipulation anyone ?

Aidan said...

Um... yeah. Cause I felt sensorarily manipulafied.

It was a good message.

normal said...

It's an interesting question, anon. Clearly we do spend money on what you call 'theatrics and props' - and other things that contribute to our large events like lighting and so on.

You're certainly right that we need to be careful and not just be irresonsible with money.

Equally, we'd rather use money to promote the cause by every possible means (including, for want of a better word, the 'dramatic') than to line our own pockets or pay for package holidays.