In this video we see Steven Furtick rage against churches with an angry little rewrite of the campfire favorite, “Kumbaya”. Here are Furtick’s new lyrics:
Kumbaya my Lord, Kumbaya. Our Church is stuck in the 1950’s and we won’t change anything my Lord, Kumbaya.
An Entire generation is dying and going to Hell with no role model outside of Paris Hilton, my Lord. Kumbaya.
Give me another program, another Bible study, Kumbaya.
A few things I want to point out about Furtick’s rant:
- It’s hypocritical. – Furtick is usually strongly against criticizing preachers, or churches, or Christians that you don’t personally know. This apparently only applies when the criticism is aimed towards himself or his friends.
- His anger is all about style, not about substance. Note that he doesn’t say anything about properly preaching the Word. It’s all about churches being stuck in the 50’s and not competing with Paris Hilton for role model status.
- Since when did Bible study become a bad thing? Seriously. The whole clip is drenched with this hateful sarcasm, and then the very last line…which he emphasizes more than the others…lashes out against having another Bible study. It makes you wonder what exactly is happening after those 1,000’s of people are being baptized. Shouldn’t Elevation be starting many more Bible studies to ensure the growth of all these brand new Christians?