Friday, May 7, 2010
So, there's alot to say about this video. . . . I'm trying to not take this too seriously since it is, after all, a joke. :) But, I think there's some things to be gleaned. Here are my thoughts:
1. Ouch. I can take a hit. I've been guilty of some of these things. I'll plead no contest. And, as a songwriter for the church. . . double ouch :)
2. Well placed shot that the evangelical world can be a bit cookie cutter. Duly noted.
3. How ironic that North Point church produced this video :) that's all I'm going to say.
4. When people start to point out the problems with this approach to worship. . . some might start with the lights, rock concert vibe, too casual of a preacher, etc. . .the window dressings. But, the problem here, and why the joke is funny and painful, is the lack of God's word. That's the most important and biggest problem with an approach like this. If folks are saturated, affected by, remembering, and confronted with God's word, than change all the window dressings you want. . . .