Seriously, you need to watch the whole thing. It is more painful than funny (although I started to laugh toward the end) but at the same time I have to point out that people always ask why worship teams audition. Darryl shows us why.
I was talking with Monkey briefly about the idea of citing sources in talks. It’s kind of a dilemma, because if these words are truly for God should they even be cited? I have heard quite a few talks where I know that they were given by somebody else. For Example, I heard a talk down at Mars Hill Seattle and came to bellingham and heard it at another church – almost word for word at points. And it makes me wonder (sure does) if we should be citing our sources. Should the church be giving the places where they recieve their talks from? If it is truly for the kingdom, should the author care when they find out that they were not cited? The same goes for worship music. We pay copyright fees and acknowledge writers, but if the song was written for God’s glory, do they really need acknowledgment?
I understand the thought that we needs to get paid. I totally agree with this thought. Artists need to get paid for their art; this is why we have copyrights in the first place. I guess what I am trying to say is that if we are willing to acknowledge musical artists, shouldn’t we acknowledge the spoken arts as well? Shouldn’t the person using somebody else’s words acknowledge the source it came from. My humanity wants it props – why should the other guy be termed a genius and I am not even seen – but my spirituality says, “to God be the Glory”. It just sucks that my humanity is bigger than my spirituality sometimes.
At least for the next three weeks I am. I am in a class in the catholic school at TWU. It is a class on Christian Moral Theology, and I love it. I found out what Utilitarianism is, and that some of my friends fall under this umbrella (I laughed anyways). I enjoy the class because we discuss social justice in both the Evangelical and Catholic perspective. We have two profs: one is an Anglican Priest who converted to Catholicism and the other is a Political Science/Sociology Teacher who is an Anabaptist. Awesome. I must say though, it is wierd to have the Pope and other Popes continually staring at you for three hours.