Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lame Attempts At Relevance (Part 2)

Nominations are now being sought for further "lame attempts at relevance" because there are plenty out there. Part 1 involved the stock standard staple of the modern seeker church - a second rate cover version of an 80's song. My satire and mocking of the decade that brought us mullets, M&Ms, and Miami Vice should not make me immune from subjection to the same historical scrutiny. And my old friend, Paul from Adelaide, gleefully took the opportunity to drag an 80's skeleton out of my very own closet in the comments section of Part 1 - let's just say that I have owned cassettes in the past that I hope remained buried in the past. So thanks Paul for the humiliation.

Continuing in that 80's vein, what could be more fitting than a fusion between breakdancing and Hillsong. Now I am not Simon Cowell and I am in no position to claim much talent in the area of the creative arts. But can someone please explain to me why this video makes me laugh so much and if I need to remove the "talent plank" out of my own eye first.

That was certainly different to what I usually experience on a sunday morning. I can almost hear Paul from Adelaide running back to my closet to drag the next skeleton off the rack! Now Paul, I am aware that I posses the worst moonwalk ever seen in the first world (my moonwalk strategy involves lots of hand movement in the hope that it will divert people's gaze away from my lack of foot movement). I know my wife loves to invite me to perform it at most social gatherings we attend as a blessing to keep me humble. So perhaps I should not be laughing in the light of all my own 80's baggage. And perhaps the guy in this video is a godly man with a sincere motive to honor Christ. But I am still left wondering if "breakdance meets Hillsong worship" is the new cutting edge of church growth strategies. How does this minister to you?

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David Ford said...

Does he grab is crouch as well? Perhaps subconsciously he thinks he's doing some form of mating dance or something? I guess seeing he thinks he is MJ he also wants the curse that was on his head as well? The last time I checked, those that played with strange fire were struck down dead OMG.

Anonymous said...

I have a prime candidate for you brother. This place is CHOCK FULL of lame attempts at relevance submissions!

Anonymous said...

That was at times hard to watch. I can't even come up with words to describe what I just witnessed.

Heath The Blogless said...

If you keep these type of posts up Cam you will have to change the name of your blog to "museum of evangelical silliness"

Anonymous said...

I can't even watch the whole clip... I'm so embarrassed for him!

Cameron Buettel said...

Is he channeling Michael jackson and Brian Houston at the same time?