Here is a video clip of the opening song in a recent "church service" at Buckhead Church in Georgia.
Now, if you're not familiar with the song, it's called Ladies and Gentleman, by the group Saliva. The band isn't Christian. They're not even remotely spiritual. The song doesn't have any lyrics that talk about seeking truth, or offer anything of value to think about. The actual video for the song itself consists of two bikini-clad women in a boxing match who do drugs between rounds. So, what does this have to do with church? Well, I'm sure there is some high theological bridge here that I'm missing, some obvious link to a culture soaked in nihilism that would make our church fathers proud. I've sat here for some time thinking about it, but it's not coming to me. Maybe you can help?
I'm becoming more and more alarmed at what is happening in America in the name of Jesus and under the auspices of His church. What is the price we pay to make the gospel "relevant?" A couple web sites counting that cost is A Little Leaven and CampOnThis.