This from Jeff Marshall who writes “This is just too good to pass up. SCP is alive and well.” You are certainly right Jeff.
First off, I’ve never even heard of Rick Pino. Is he a famous church guy or something because everyone is talking about how “awesome” he is. I am sure he is way awesome dude.
Anyway, I guess my take on this is that the “Christianizing” of secular songs was what we were doing back in the 80’s. We were doing it with “Some Kind of Wonderful” and other songs. I guess if you go back to the hymns, they did some of the same stuff. Nothing new. No harm no foul I guess. It’s all about trying to draw a crowd and keep them entertained.
I watch this video and I feel like this Rick guy is just trying too hard. It just seems so “cheesy” doesn’t it. Aren’t kids (and their leaders) smarter than this? It’s hype for hypes sake and Christian emotionalism at its finest. I hate that we do this to teenagers.
It’s probably that I am just getting old. But I am so glad I got out of ministry if this is considered relevant.