Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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Bob Kauflin of Worship Matters provides a satirical video lampooning how some churches approach worship. I am absolutely sure that there is ample fodder for satire from the opposite side of the spectrum. His follow up points are well stated. Particularly insightful is the quote from D.A. Carson:

If the church is being built with large portions of charm, personality, easy oratory, positive thinking, managerial skills, powerful and emotional experiences, and people smarts, but without the repeated, passionate, Spirit-anointed proclamation of “Jesus Christ and him crucified,” we may be winning more adherents than converts…Do not think that you can adopt the philosophies and values of the world as if such choices do not have a profoundly detrimental impact on the church. Do not think you can get away with it. Do not kid yourself that you are with it, and avant-garde Christian, when in fact you are leaving the gospel behind and doing damage to God’s church. (p. 80, 84)

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