What happens when Christianity gets a catchy tune? One that has a lot of appeal? Why, if the world wants to use it, it has to cheapen it.
That’s what happened on one of the recent episodes of American Idol. Truth be told, I don’t watch the show. Sure, I’ve caught some of the early auditions, but I don’t believe that I can get behind the concept.
It’s not just that the entire thing is mostly rigged, that true talent gets overlooked in preference for the weird singers to get eyeballs, or even that I find the music to be contrary to Scripture. I just don’t have the time in my life to dedicate to a reality show made up of people trying to be the greatest, when I’m called to be a servant. Christ said that the greatest among us were to be those that served, and here we have a bunch of fame hungry men and women all pinning their hopes and dreams on something that will not last… but I digress.
(Video of the song after the jump…)
So, should a Christian be concerned? I wouldn’t be all in a fit because they replaced “Jesus” with “Shepherd.” First off, it’s to be expected. You don’t really think that they’d leave it in there. To me, it’s more interesting that the writers of the song let them use it at all.
To me, I’d be more concerned with the fact that it wants to use a “Christian” song to promote it’s number one show for making people envious! That it was willing to take something that was supposed to worship God, have it performed by non-Christians, for the purposes of raising money– that’s extremely low. AI mocks Christianity by using this song.
If I were watching the show (which we’ve already been through) this mocking of my Lord would be enough to make me shut the thing off.