We saw this and it is self-explanatory. We’re just sayin’…
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That just about sums it up! Great stuff, there must be more!
Very poor taste. (No, I am not from one of “these” Churches)
What you have identified is a modern “liturgy”
Why make fun of it?
It is reaching more people for Jesus in the western world than any of the old liturgy.
What we really need to do in the body of Christ is recognise, appreciate and celebrate diversity, not mock it.
Andrew, I’m just curious, when you say “Very poor taste”, to what are you referring, the video or Pat’s subject line for the post?
If you’ll notice, the video was produced by folks who are actually presently heavily into the contemporary style of worship, so they are acutely aware of how that stuff works. Though, I’m curious as to what their intended point was. But it seems that it is being received pretty much the same by everyone – a no-holds barred critique of the content of the average contemporary worship service.
And the point here is whether Christ is being preached. And that is to say, not just mentioning Jesus’ name, but actually preaching about how He died and rose from the dead to take my sins to the grave so that I may stand blameless before Him on that day.
If that isn’t there, why not mock it? Such a service wouldn’t be Christian and sadly leads many to believe it is. It would simply be another gospel. Dangerous mojo. And we here at NRP fight for those who are struggling under the burden of such false teachings, trying to help bring the message of the Gospel to those who are thirsting.
If Christ is being preached, then we can move on to discuss things about the style, but that can be done separately, and it’s not nearly as crucial. First things first. Removing Christ doesn’t make a service ‘diverse’, it simply makes it another me-focused teaching borne of this earth to be lumped in with all the others.
Interestingly, I’ve been in the middle of writing another blog post about this video, and I’m almost done with it. I was going a certain direction with it, but after today, I’ve been reminded of some things which are causing me to switch direction slightly. Feel free to comment there, too, if you wish.
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