There are a lot of non-essentials in Christianity. But let’s be honest – we’re pretty good at elevating the temporal to a place higher than it deserves. “Church culture” does this constantly, as it should. There are objects and songs and movements and people who are doing great things for the Kingdom and for the world. The only problem is that when you don’t particularly enjoy some of these things, you end up looking like a jerk.
Now that my blog doesn’t hit my FB unless specifically posted, I feel I can admit some of these things that will most likely invite the malice of my brothers and sisters in the church. But honesty’s the best policy right.
- TOMS Shoes – I keep waiting for some brave soul to step up and say, “You know, these shoes look terrible and after about a month make you look like a homeless person, right?” No one’s done that yet. So I guess it’s me.
- “How He Loves” by John Mark McMillan. Love McMillan’s stuff. “The Medicine” is one of the coolest records I’ve bought in a long time, but just can’t get into this particular song. It’s all over the map and I’m just not able to commit to it’s weird journey of varying statements.
- The Spiritual Retweet – I’m a spiritual guy, but if I follow you on twitter, I wanna’ know about YOU, not a constant stream of what your favorite celebrity pastor said. If I wanna’ know what Mega-Preacher says, I’ll hit up his twitter account on my own.
- “Better Than A Hallelujah” – absolute the worst theology on Christian radio today. And that’s saying something.
- The Newsboys – Now. And then. Never could get into them. Don’t have any major issues, just never dug the music. (And always was frustrated that Steve Taylor didn’t get near enough credit for saving their careers with the “Not Ashamed” record.)
- Movies made by those guys who did “Facing The Giants”. Can’t get into those movies.
Okay, so what ‘Christian’ things can you not stand?