Gungor, a band headed by its namesake Michael Gungor, recently made waves in the evangelical world with a blogpost entitled “What Do We Believe?” The post told us nothing substantial about what they believe, even after 2600 meandering words. Let me toss my hat in the ring and trade blows with some of the questions/issues raised by this whole affair. Gungor is not the first one to make these assertions, and while I wish otherwise, he won’t be the last. Doubt is, after all, a rather popular house-guest for mankind.
First it should be stated that this is not meant to be an assault upon a man, but upon his beliefs (or lack?). We live in an age where to poke fun at someone instantly implies judgementalism, rudeness, intolerance, and narrow-mindedness. However, wherever silliness appears, I think we ought not be afraid of our chuckling being perceived as hate-speech. Philosophical and theological silliness abound in our generation, and Elijah would likely encourage his New Testament brethren to crack a few well-timed jokes at the expense of Baal’s prophets. [Read more…] about Giving Birth to Your Mom