Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lame Attempts At Relevance (Part 7)

It has been common for me to hear Christian ministers and missionaries tell me that we should not use words that todays generation doesn't understand. Words like "sin" and "repent" need to be re-phrased as "mistake" and "change". The Ten Commandments are now the ten suggestions. The Bible is now helpful rather than authoritative. And worship leaders fight very hard to remain marginally less than 30 years behind the contemporary music of our day. In keeping with that train of seeker sensitive thought, how about someone tell the clown in this video that the word "record" (ie. a vinyl LP like what my father listened to in the 70's) disappeared ten years before any people in this audience were even born!



The fight for many "churches" to be "relevant" just continues to trawl new depths of sheer stupidity. How about a semi popular gay-band song from the 80's that most of us can't even remember? Setting aside the obvious personal hygiene issues that this video raises, try and contemplate the creativity required to take an old song and replace one word with the Name of my Lord. Why not try preaching the riveting subject of the person and work of Christ! Why not heed this rebuke from Art Azurdia:



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5 comments:

truthinator said...

Very relevant...

I wonder who it is they are referring to as "Jesus" ? With little or no teaching or preaching, how would anyone know to whom worship is due? They end up forming a picture of the God they would like to serve in their minds.

Lukewarm or apostate? Thoughts...

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The Robinsons said...

gday Cameron- Debbie and Dave here from Wollongong. We corresponded earlier in the year and have kept reading the blog and enjoyed becoming imformed by it. Re this clip- What a terrible waste of time for the audience, the band and embarassing for the christain church.I dont feel this glorifies God at all. No biblical teaching.
I have recently started putting bible verses to secular music (well known not obscure rubbish)-not that well known is not always rubbish. The purpose is purely for meditating on Gods word in a way that connects to me and maybe others Also out of frustration because some of the new choruses were served up in church dont have real teaching just "this is my christain expereince stuff".The one I have a link to was inspired and given as a present to missionary friends that serve the working class in Tawiian. It is James 2 1-4 put to Bad Moon Rising. Its not meant to be professional just from the heart.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLZq59RjmFc

MRWBBIII said...

JOHN MACARTHUR - ROB BELL RICK WARREN MARK DRISCOLL SERMON JAM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HidbQZMKVI

Anonymous said...

You are being far too harsh Cam. This guy is a creative genius. And I haven't seen hair like that since Vanilla Ice. C'mon Cam, get on the love train...choo choo. This guy takes artistic to a whole new level. What the world needs is more of this sock work.
Paul, Adelaide

Andrew said...

*Facepalm*

2 asprin please...