Deconstructing gospel songs sung by professionals is apparently a major necessity.
Why do they stay at these churches and schools? Why don’t they just leave?
Why don’t they just leave their family ties and life-long friendships?
Why don’t they just leave the college degrees that are only valued in one of these “ministries”?
Why don’t they just leave their community?
Why don’t they just leave their livelihood?
Why don’t they just leave the cultural comfort of having the world make sense?
Why don’t they just leave their certainty for doubt?
Why don’t they just leave the time and money they have invested?
Why don’t they just leave their children to fearful futures outside the center of “God’s perfect will.”
Why don’t they just leave to go and live as strangers in a strange land?
I think the real surprise is that so many have managed to leave at all.
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Today’s challenge is to tell a story from Sunday School: whether it was a class you attended as a child, a class you taught, or a class your child attended. I could go on and on about the teacher who taught a room full of 11-year-old children about the lustful dangers of skirts with slits in them but I’d rather hear what you all experienced instead.
…but first lets sing an action song!