An App from Hell

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This past weekend I was looking at church job listings with a group of friends. We were evaluating the postings theologically, asking what these job descriptions suggested about each congregation.

Some were great. Others were not so great. Some emphasized discernment. Others emphasized excitement and opportunity. Some displayed theological reflection on the vocation. Others displayed marketplace language.

I looked at my friends and said, “Hey everyone, I have an idea for an app. We can create an app that allows people to swipe right for church job listings they like, and swipe left for church job listings they hate.”

On the other side of things, then, we’d need candidate profiles that search committees could peruse, with the same mechanism.

Maybe would be bad for everyone.

Maybe this idea was born in hell.