The low road
For whatever reason, I’m thinking a lot lately about all those embarassing / shameful / repellant / underhanded / scheming things about gospel music that we all just love to hate. Such as …
- The so-called Nashville conversion: this involves a performer (usually one whose career is on the rocks or whose popularity needs a jolt that only God - or some tears on the altar - can seem to provide) (re)discovers religion and comes to Jesus at a prominent Nashville congregation known to attract important people in the music biz. This is by no means confined to sg. One of my favorite Nashville conversion stories is the one about Wynona Judd, who got baptized in a big Nashville church … at both morning services. Classy.
- Via reader RK: pastors who “undersell” the love offering for the sangers. RK has some great examples here. My favorite: “remember our special offering next week, so don’t go overboard.”
But I don’t want to steal all the fun. Feel free to add your favorites to the list. The best contributions in comments will get a promotion to the main page.Email this Post