Angry Singalong 10

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?

10 thoughts on “Angry Singalong

  1. David J Horn Aug 4, 2009 4:31 pm

    What is Furtick’s problem with bible study? I’ve seen other videos where he is speaking out against studying the Bible. Does he want his people to not grow as Christians? Kind of sounds like he wants to keep them on infant milk.

  2. MW Aug 4, 2009 10:32 pm

    That’s just freaky! I’m waiting for this to come out on South Park! hahahahaha!

  3. MW Aug 4, 2009 11:14 pm

    That hair is stuck in the 1950’s

  4. James Downing Aug 5, 2009 8:00 am

    Wow. MW bringing the heat. I must admit the ‘do is a bit Elvis-ish.

  5. James Duncan Aug 5, 2009 10:43 am

    There goes MW’s Elevation job, too.

  6. MW Aug 5, 2009 12:32 pm

    Yeah, I really thought I was going to get the job, but I showed up with Christian marshmellows and they immediately sent me home.

  7. James Downing Aug 5, 2009 12:37 pm

    Well, at least you didn’t have your Bible with you. You thought they were harsh about the marshmellows…

  8. Chris Rosebrough Aug 5, 2009 2:49 pm

    Which sermon series is this clip taken from?

  9. James Downing Aug 5, 2009 3:29 pm

    Actually Chris, the series is called Come Home. The sermon was called Homecoming.

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