Last week "ME", one of our commenters, brought this "contemporvant" video to our attention. It's really making the rounds on the internet, with FBCJaxWatchdog posting it on his blog a couple of days ago. Take a look . . .
This video was produced in the Spring of 2010 by North Point Church, where Andy Stanley serves as pastor. Here's the background for this video:
"On May 5th, we posted a video on our blog called "Sunday Morning". This video was posted in a catalog of other videos from our annual Church leader conference we host called DRIVE. As a standard practice, we post our videos for the larger creative community because some of our best learning comes from those who view and comment on our work. Well, one week later and over 350,000 hits, this 3-minute video has created quite a stir. If context determines meaning, we can understand some of the questions and confusion surrounding this video. We unintentionally provided no context for it (like we did for all of our Drive videos) and some people have attempted to construe their own meaning for the video. While the conversations have been rich, we now feel responsible to provide some context to help people understand our purpose for the video. “Sunday Morning” was used specifically to employ fun into the conference and set up a message by Andy. The video was meant to be satirical and comical and Andy’s message unpacked the why behind our Sunday morning programming philosophy. That’s all there was to it. Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you for your responses on the various blogs."
It's been interesting to read some of these responses at the above link as well as on the "Growtivation" video. Apparently, the comedy / satire is receiving a wide range of reactions.
So what do YOU think? We hope you will share your comments here. Tune in Monday for a more indepth look at how worship services have evolved, particularly with regard to worship music.
Dee and I are looking forward to discussing the GROWTIVATION of CONTEMPORVANT Sunday Morning worship services with you next week!