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Church sing ‘Jump’ in and get baptized! (yes, Van Halen style)

According to the church’s YouTube site, this video was recorded for…

This video supported a live performance of the song during our “I Love the 80s” series. Pastor David Hughes was speaking on the topic of Baptism. He encouraged the people of CBG to “Jump” in and do it!

Is that the guy from That 70’s Show singing lead?

Another Christian Nightmare.

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posted August 4, 2010 at 12:04 am

The lines of what truly is ministry are not blurred by that video, because it’s simply lot.

Crazy how churches get to bizarro wacky things and still retain the non-profit deal.

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posted August 4, 2010 at 10:51 am

Am I the only one that noticed the drummer had no crash or ride cymbals, despite hearing both frequently throughout the video?

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    posted August 4, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I suppose I’ll go ahead and note the obvious keyboard player switch between the live and “music video” shots. Don’t you just love continuity?

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posted August 4, 2010 at 1:09 pm

The bass player needs to learn finger-picking. It would be easier to believe he was producing the music if he looked like he knew what he was doing.

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Charlie H.

posted August 4, 2010 at 3:59 pm

whoops typo – what I meant to convey is that that video was done by that church’s worship ministry, and it seems to be a stretch to call that video ministry.

i also find it interesting that most non-profits work to give their resources away whereas some (a select few to be sure) churches work to build bigger buildings and do goofy videos.

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posted August 4, 2010 at 11:11 pm

yeah, it would seem that destroying a whole set of instruments by getting them wet, spending time learning and practicing a somewhat intricate rock song, and spending time and resources writing, shooting, and editing a music video all for a sermon illustration is a huge waste of time. In the grand scheme of ministry and worship the whole video seems so purposeless.

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posted August 5, 2010 at 7:13 am

Seeing posts and respeonses like these, I can already tell that my generation is primed to be angry old people who hate everything the kids are doing because it isn’t what “we did” or what “we like”

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Charlie H.

posted August 5, 2010 at 11:56 am

I think that happens in every generation. When people don’t understand they judge.

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posted August 6, 2010 at 12:37 am

Rather than judging someone as judgmental, can you offer an explanation for such a seeming waste of resources in light of the suffering in the world due to a lack of resources? There may be a greater purpose that I’m missing, but I just don’t see it. I don’t doubt that the people in and behind the video have great intentions, but I think that their actions are flawed.

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posted August 7, 2010 at 6:16 am

How can you criticize these guys for doing something that you claim isn’t ministry, yet you apparently spend time online watching videos like this, instead of “reaching the lost” or whatever you want to call it…get over yourselves. And as far as actions being flawed, I didn’t see any mistakes, these guys totally pulled it off 😉

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Charlie's Church of Christ

posted August 7, 2010 at 12:45 pm

yohzah! i read blogs for 20 minutes day when I relaxing after working 60 hours a week at two drug & alcohol counseling jobs. but I guess I shall no longer take any time of rest and be productive non-stop….

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    posted August 7, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    I don’t know that I would spend my time doing that video, but I’m not them, maybe they just wanted to have a little fun. And crazy stuff like that actually attracts people, it lightens church for some who would not normally come around for the same old worship, offering, sermon kind of day. People like that take God seriously, not themselves end up with stuff like this. So good on em.

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