Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Thoughts on the "Parody Of Our Modern Church Service" Video

Yesterday I came across a rather hilarious video that parodies the "Seeker Sensitive" or "Willow Creek" formula of Church.  Here it is:

Besides making me bust a gut laughing, this video also got me thinking.  How do you avoid this trap in your typical modern worship service?  Can you seek to speak to a culture in its own language without looking like this?  If so, how do you do it?  Have you ever actually seen it work?

I ask these questions as one who firmly believes the local church should worship in a way that engages its surrounding culture.  To argue that in one particular time and space worship was right, as those who argue for going back to a organ/hymn based worship do, is a misnomer.  This mindset often tends to be both ethnocentric and idolatrous of a particular time, style, and culture (Although I do agree that the words were much better in those hymns).  This said, we're back at square one.  I'd love to hear your thoughts.  


Jason Bonnicksen said...

Funny video that strikes home a point. All good questions and points. Hmmm -- lots to think about and discuss in future days.

Shawn said...

Looking forward to it!!!

Sherry said...

Video is hilarious. I don't have an answer to your questions. However I think that the answer lies somewhere between the traditional service, where things tend to become routine and you just repeat words without really thinking about their meaning, and this video.