Monday, August 27, 2012

"Somebody Should Get Happy...."

Pragmatism is alive and well on so-called Christian TV. Unlike solid expository preaching by MacArthur, Piper and Sproul, we have the "others." The preacher is prancing the stage. The audience isn't responding enough. So the Bible waving preacher yells out, "Somebody should get happy in this place, somebody should praise the Lord, somebody should shout!" Give me a break. I can see Paul the apostle now on Mars Hill in Athens trying to explain the resurrected Christ. He waves a scroll and prances back and forth while some converted Jews are keeping in step with the Shofars. Most of this pragmatic stuff is just that: anything that will give the result they are looking for. And....don't forget to pass the offering plate.