Sunday, May 25, 2014
See, I'm not the only one. . .
This seems less like worship and more like an audition for American Idol. And I hate that show. (Besides, God’s not down with the whole idolatry thing.)
Read the rest of it here. . .
My Comments. . .
American Idol-atry indeed. We live in a time in which equal rights in the church mean we all get our chance in the spotlight. We live in a time in which music is what moves me and nothing moves me like me. We live in a time in which we confuse entertainment with worship, worship with work, leisure with life. This is bad enough but we have mirrored all of this in church and what we have ended up with is a Christianity in which the cross is not the focus, doctrine is the antithesis to freedom, truth which is subjective and relative, and morality which is defined by what feels right. In short, we have nothing to offer the world but the world in slightly different terms.
Until we recognize this, Christianity will continue to be a muddled mess of human effort, false human dignity, and glorified human desire that is simply the natural conclusion to one bite of one fruit of one garden by one person so long ago. The Gospel is not what we make it to be. It is Christ crucified and risen for the forgiveness of our sins, for the redemption of our lost lives, and for the resurrection of the dead to life eternal. Worship which reflects this Gospel will always be counter-cultural.