>Okay, so Kinzi gave me Jesus Camp to watch (far too late to join the commenting on her blog) and I found something so interesting in this documentary. I’m fairly certain that the New Testament isn’t really big on pride. In fact, it’s talked about this many, many times and framed in many different ways. When giving charity, the right hand should not know what the left hand is doing. If you talk it up and tell everyone to gain pats on the back, you have received your reward on earth, none will be waiting in heaven. And yet, in this film, a young girl is talking about how God isn’t in churches where they sit quietly and sing. He’s only in churches where people jump up and down and shout (her thoughts, not mine). How prideful is that? Your way of worship is the only one. Your style is the only one. The truly ironic thing about this is that the argument goes both ways. Mainline churches for many, many years failed to respond to the younger generation (and consequently lost membership) because they couldn’t see”performing” at church you know with all that contemporary music and wild hopping and shouting.
Finally mainline churches have begun to see that they must give people the opportunity to connect with Christwhere the person is (not where the church elders are). And yet, this young girl is being taught (and clearly hears at home) that her way to worship is the only way. How sad… And, really, is that Christian?