Monday, December 24, 2007

Over the Top Drummer Boy

When I was a kid, I think I wore out the Little Drummer Boy track on one of my mom's Christmas LPs. It was my favorite song back then, but 30+ years have passed, and I've heard too many versions of the same old Rum-pa-pa-pum.

Then I find a RagaMuffinSoul blog entry hyping a version they were doing at Buckhead, based on a version LifeChurch had done a year earlier.


I like the song all over again.

Check it out on RagaMuffinSoul.

(I wanted to embed it myself, but Blogger won't let me embed javascript in Blog bodies).

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

What if Burger King Ditched the Whopper?

I enjoyed the following, even laughed out loud once or twice:

Did you see how people reacted? Did you see the disbelief, the anger?

Did you understand their reaction? After all, what is a Burger King without a Whopper? (Even though I don't eat Whoppers, I can empathize with those that do.)

We see the same stuff in church sometimes.

People think:

  • What is worship without hymns, or song books, or ...?
  • What is Sunday School without prayer requests, or flannel graphs, or ...?
  • What is church without stained glass, a pipe organ, or back-breaking wooden pews?
Is it OK for them to think that way? Sure! Why wouldn't it be? If it's OK to be disturbed over a Whopper, it should be OK for other things, even church stuff.

This doesn't mean church leaders have to pander to every attendee's whim, but leaders should respect, even understand, their emotions.