Promo photo from gungormusic.com
Yesterday on his blog, Michael “went off” on Christian sub-culture, wondering how much damage it has done to the cause of Christ. Here’s a taste of his post Sub-Jesus:
When “Jesus” becomes the “sweet savior” who likes his name substituted for a candy bar, or the bastard who warns people on a t-shirt that you can’t stop, drop and roll in hell… it’s understandable why people wouldn’t take that Jesus very seriously.
Hey, it’s a rant. There is a connection between ranting and prophesying.
My comment on this post:
There is a danger in thinking that if we can just get things “right,” it will draw people. “We’re done with campy Christian junk. Now, we have stuff that is cool. Look, we hired professional artists to design this.” And so an atheist friend asks me, “I see ‘Not Of This World’ stuff — is that like the new Fish?”
What if the only thing that will draw people to Jesus is… Jesus? Maybe we don’t quite trust him, because the Jesus we “believe in” is a shadow of the real, wild Jesus who calls us to “follow him” and “dwell in him.”
I leave you with a stunning acoustic performance of Beautiful Things by Gungor: