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It’s The Emergent Church As We Know It…and it feels fine (Satire)

25 Mar

Do you guys remember the song by REM called “It’s the end of the world as we know it”? I have written a little ditty that has a similar tune… 

 

Brian McLaren, Rob Bell

Universalism, no Hell

replace the Bible, PDL

appearance fees, sell sell

no hymns, praise band

nobody takes a stand

it’s the Emergent Church as we know it and it feels fine…

 

Mark Driscoll, soul patch

cussin’ preachers, there’s a catch

Calvinism?, no match

Neo-reformed?, down the hatch

Doug Pagitt,  what a shame

Everyone’s afterlife turns out the same?

It’s the Emergent Church as we know it and it feels fine…

 

Rick Warren, on the mound

Jonas Brothers, provide the sound

felt needs, no Bible found

what happened to dinners on the ground?

curve balls, to the flock

Angel Stadium, God is mocked

it’s the Emergent Church as we know it and it feels fine…

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3 Comments

Posted by on March 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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3 responses to “It’s The Emergent Church As We Know It…and it feels fine (Satire)

  1. Todd Fast

    March 25, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Awesome poem, I love it. What inspired you to right that?

     
  2. Truthinator

    March 26, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Thanks, Todd. I had the idea while driving yesterday morning. My brain was juggling a bunch of ideas about current events from nuclear disaster in Japan to Rob Bell’s book. The quickflash pace at which these issues raced through my mind reminded me of the REM song because of the rate at which the song throws out topics and statements with the conclusion of ‘It’s the end of the world as we know it’…

    Once the idea struck me to make a satire piece out of the song style, the rest was easy and took only 10 minutes or so. I come down on the conservative, literal translation of the Bible, be-true-to-scripture side so the Emergent and Seeker church stuff has always stuck out as the phony-baloney, man-centered, psycho babble that it is. Put this all together and, voila!

    Thanks for visiting.

    T.

     
  3. the Ink Slinger

    April 21, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Haha! Love it! Great job! :)

     

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