This Worship Service is About……..YOU baby!

Regular readers of this blog should be familiar with my view of today’s “worship” “service.”  In a nutshell, I think many good-hearted and well-meaning leaders have taken the church down the wrong road.  I have written on it extensively in articles like: Whatever Happened to the Message of Christianity?,   Rethinking Contemporary Worship:  Can We “Bring Him More Than a Song?”,    George Barna:  The Seeker-Sensitive Church Model:  Dumbing Down Disciples ,   or Does God Give Us Freedom To Worship Him Anyway WE Want to? and many other posts.  Today’s post is more of a satirical and humours look at the issue of the songs we are singing in church.   What makes satire funny is that there is often a little truth in it.  That’s why I find this re-wording of the famous Carly Simon song “You’re So Vain” so funny.  There is a little bit of truth in it.

Your So Vain?

“You walked into the service
Like you were walking onto a yacht
Your cup conveniently held, by your side
Your brew it was a Starbucks

You had one hand in the air as,
You sang about yourself
Then the whole band played the song even louder
Over and over and,

You’re so vain
You probably think this worship song is about you
You’re so vain
I’ll bet you think this service is about you
Don’t you? Don’t you?”

If you don’t know the melody to this song, you can listen to the original song live here

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Posted on September 2, 2011, in Christianity, Contemporary Church Culture, Worship and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Funny, yes, but so very sad, also. Thank you for posting this. Hopefully it will cause many to chuckle and, more importantly, to think.


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