Tag Archive: protestant

Apr 06

Still Amusing the Church to Death

Remember the post I wrote about Chuck Colsen’s critique of trite worship music? I agreed with Colsen’s distaste for “Draw Me Close to You” and its ilk. My buddy Rob didn’t. When discussion on both blogs died, I figured the matter was closed for the time being. I didn’t think the article had legs beyond …

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Feb 07

Amusing the Church to Death

"When church music directors lead the congregation in singing some praise music, I often listen stoically with teeth clenched. But one Sunday morning, I cracked. We had been led through endless repetitions of a meaningless ditty called, ‘Draw Me Close to You.’ The song has zero theological content and could be sung in a nightclub, …

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Sep 06

Art and the "Jesus Event"

“An artwork that shows Star Wars characters nailed to crosses has sparked controversy before its public debut at a Melbourne gallery in two weeks. The Herald-Sun reports that the controversial piece called Crusci-fiction consists of a roomful of 25 replicas of robot C3P0 hanging on crosses.” At first I didn’t react very strongly to this …

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Jul 30

Catholic and Lutherans in Communion?!

The pastor of my sister’s ELCA church said in a sermon that very recently an agreement was reached between the RCC and ELCA allowing members of each to share each other’s communion. I haven’t heard of any such thing. Have any of you? Have I missed the biggest ecumenical news story of the year somehow? …

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Jul 27

Taking "In But Not Of" Too Far?

After the reelection of Dubya, the blogosphere was abuzz with talk of "Jesusland". Well, it seems there is a group of Christians who are looking to make it a reality. "Christians have actively tried to return the United States to their moral foundations for more than 30 years. We now have a professing Christian president, …

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