Saturday, June 28, 2008

I'm Your Television Evangelist

My buddy Zion Red (hi, Paul) and I don't always agree on politics, but we both are horrified at the garbage that floods cable channels and radio waves that masquerades as biblical Christianity. He's made a couple of posts recently that are worth your examination: the crisis in christianity & money, its a gas (with the requisite shout-out to Pink Floyd).

His posts reminded me of an amazing rap/dance piece I saw at Mosaic last year - and so I hunted it down on YouTube for y'all. (BTW, as cool as it is here, it was stunning live.)

And, because one thing always reminds me of something else... some extra special Steve Taylor wonderfulness - Cash Cow: A Rock Opera In Three Acts. (Best line ever: "The golden cash cow had a body like the great cows of ancient Egypt And a face like the face of Robert Tilton ...without the horns.")


Anonymous said...

thanks for the "shout out." I didn't realize we were on an opposite spectrum of political issues though. Not that it matters, I'm just interested in what you don't agree with. I always like hearing other peoples' opinions. Especially those that I look up to. Perhaps I'll learn something. It's up to you, though.

Mark (aka pastor guy) said...

Paul, I don't think it's "opposite" ends of the spectrum politically as much as levels of intensity & varying emphases. Anyone who knows me knows that I'm pretty conservative in my politics, particularly when it comes to moral issues (I detest the phrase "social issues" because some of them are individual behavior issues & not "social"). OTOH, I can be somewhat 'moderate' (whatever that means) in dealing with some economic & foreign policy issues.

I'll write you more personally (eventually!) about where I disagree with you - but I want you to know that I admire you for standing up for what you believe. I also will fight tooth & nail (NOT the record label, he he) for your right to say stuff I wouldn't say - that's what freedom of speech is all about!

Anonymous said...

That's cool. I was just curious. I'm under no delusion that everyone has to agree with me. Actually, we might be more in line than you think. It could just be my approach. that makes it seem we're not.

Suzanne said...

Steve Taylor had a lot of "best lines ever" on that album. It was brilliant.

Mark (aka pastor guy) said...


How right you are... and he even let Guardian & the Newsboys have some of them.

"when you let it shine
you will inspire
the kind of entire turnaround
that would make a bouncer take ballet
(even bouncers who aren't... happy)"

Suzanne said...

Heh. I made my wife promise to have Breakfast played at my funeral.

"Breakfast clubbers drop your hankies,
though to some our friend was odd,
that day he bought those pine pajamas,
his check was good with God."