Monday, March 14, 2011

Lame Attempts At Relevance (Part 4)

Ed Young is a straightforward communicator who uniquely connects God's unchanging truth with a diverse culture through compelling and creative teaching methods. He is the founding and Senior Pastor of Fellowship Church. The church has its main campus just north of the DFW Airport and operates three satellite campuses in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area and one in Miami, Florida.

At least that is what the Ed Young Jr PR machine says about him. Ed is definitely an innovator at finding ways for middle aged men to look stupid to an audience that is half their age while promoting a Hillsong conference at the same time. And what better medium to convey this profound lame attempt at relevance than hip hop!

I have to say that this video certainly changed my perception of Hillsong's conference. Whereas I once considered it as an affront to true Christianity, I now see it as an affront to the general public as a whole. But the fake tattoo gives certainly Ed some "street cred" with bubble gum tattoo'd children worldwide. And the cavalcade of false teachers was certainly impressive in its diversity as well as the first public recognition of Joel Osteen's emerging mullet. Ed Young Jr is certainly hall of fame material in the "Lame Attempts at Relevance" archive!

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Heath The Blogless said...

I love the way he has dollar sign on his chain. Is he trying to tell us something with that?

David Ford said...


Well I think this is more a statement of american culture (or lackthereof) than anything else.

Be careful here, washer has preached after a gospel rap presentation?

What is wrong with hard hitting sermons combined with hillsong type worship - (not excluding even better lyrical material)?

I would argue - nothing whatsoever. Just because there is a modern musical group that can do what they do very very well, why judge them as shallow?


Cameron Buettel said...

Dave, this is a lame song with bad content. The rappers that Washer preached for were guys like Shai Linne who is a godly young man and outstanding preacher and performs rap songs with magnificent reformed theology - which is why Shai has already appeared six times on this blog.

Anonymous said...

No sense of humour Cameron? Not that I find it overly funny, this clearly isn't meant to be taken seriously, or an "attempt to be relevant".