Not a good sign of evangelicalism’s future

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12 Responses to Not a good sign of evangelicalism’s future

  1. renee says:

    I could not get past the first line of that song without choking on my coffee from laughter.

    To be honest I did not watch the other one. Joel is so 90’s, you know.

    I realize that you like to compare Catholics with Evangelicals but if the Pope ever declared that type of worship as proper in the GIRM, then that will be the day I convert to Judaism.

    Happy belated birthday Zrim.

  2. drollord says:

    Whew! What a workout! And man does the room smell like dirty laundry!

  3. Josiah says:

    Hey, at least theyre not twirling poisenous snakes.

    This reminds me of ______ Charismatic/emergent Megachurch in the metro seattle area….

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  5. joe branca says:

    I really feel pity watching that first video. They’re a bunch of kids, on the stage and off the stage, who have absolutely no idea what they’re doing. Not a clue. One can only assume they’ve been systematically deprived of the first principles of the faith, and in turn are ignorant of the first principles of worship.

  6. Todd says:

    Hey, it’s not so bad. At least they love the Lordy (for those who sat through the entire video)

  7. renee says:

    How do you guys feel about this?

    BTW I am not pointing fingers. God knows we have Catholics who march to the beat of their own drummer too.

    “PCANews – What will your church be doing this Reformation Day, October 31st? “

    “Well, how about a Reformation Day party at your church? I know that many churches have a “Harvest Day Celebration” or other such event where kids get dressed up as Bible characters and the fellowship hall is full of games to keep the kids off the streets. But I’m suggesting going a step further. Let’s make it a day where we can learn more about our Reformation roots.

    October 31 celebrates the day that the Reformation in Europe began with Martin Luther posting his 95 theses on the Wittenburg church door, leading to a firestorm response in Germany. Why not use this occasion for a celebration of our Reformed heritage. And yes, this can be fun for the kids too!

    Why not have a celebration at church where all get dressed up as characters from the Reformation (I’ve dressed up as John Calvin, Martin Luther, a peasant, and even John Tetzel (the salesman of those infamous indulgences)? When I couldn’t get a 16th century idea then I dressed as a Bible character. You can transform the fellowship hall into Wittenburg, Germany or Geneva. Here is an opportunity to go over the great “solas” of the Reformation: by Scripture alone, by grace alone, by Christ alone, by faith alone, and to God be the glory alone. Have people explain them. Show a video of one of the reformers. Draw murals of Reformation events.

    Here are some other things our church has done over the years: Medieval line dancing (a lot like Scottish line dancing), Medieval relay races (put the indulgences in the bottle), bobbing for apples, German cover dish dinner, acting out your character (don’t tell anyone who you are, but act it out — the ideas are limited only by time and background). “

    You can read the entire article here:

    http://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/onlinediscipleship/halloween/reformation_day.aspx

  8. Zrim says:

    Renee,

    It is very curious how the descedents of the Radical Reformation (CBN) are pushing a celebration of the Protestant Reformation. But I suppose all is fair in culture war, which, arguably is what such things are really about.

    The Reformation was a good thing, but a secularized fright fest may be a good alternative to the sort of ironical self-celebration these Reformationpalooza’s are. Something about them feels like those lame lock-in high school parties the PTA would sponser. Where’d I put my glow-in-the-dark vampire fangs?

  9. Todd says:

    Renee,

    I have a different thought on Halloween. We are told to love our neighbors, and in today’s society where people stick to themselves and neighbors barely know each other, our common culture provides a holiday where neighbors actually welcome us to their door, and where they and their kids come to our door. Seems unwise to take that opportunity to shut the lights or leave the neighborhood so we can celebrate our own baptized holiday with our own people. Here is a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors better, so my kids are going trick-or-treating, and we are getting the candy ready; actually one of my favorite holidays.

  10. That, indeed, is the worst worship ever.

  11. PS can you imagine the stink with all these socks whirling around?

  12. Let everything that “had” breath praise the Lord.

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