So when did leading worship become studly? I overheard these two highschool kids the other day discussing the various studly merits of their favorite studly worship studs.
Cool Highschool Kid no. 1: "Tod"
Cool Highschool Kid no. 2: "Chad"
Tod: "Yeah, I saw #### doing worship the other day he was pretty awesome"
Chad: "Yeah he was pretty bad-assed. I totally think he is better than -----"
Tod: "Oh totally. But -----'s gotee is tight and the set was pretty stinkin tight."
Chad: "Right on. Plus he's like 9 feet tall and lanky. He just looks like a cool worship guy. Well the set was better but the band for ##### was amazing. I hear hear -----s got a book out er somethin'..."
Tod: "Yeah ... "
[A second or two of silence came as the two began to venture into the possibilities that the man who wrote that book might be a little deeper than the one who had the "better" band.]
Tod: So I hear your doin' worship tonight...
Chad: "Yeah, I'm thinking about goin to this worship leading school next year... teaches you how to like... lead worship and stuff."
Tod: "Dude, you already are awesome at leading worship..."
Chad: "Yeah but not as cool as ----- or #####. I hear this place can really polish up your skills."
Around the corner, out of site, I wanted to shed tears of vomit.
From now on, as penance for causing young people to think that worship is about hair-gel, gotees, cool sets and killer guitar riffs, we should only allow little children to lead people in singing. Goofy nose-picking and parent waving to boot.
OR... Maybe the bulletin could look like this one Sunday out of the month.