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Easter Message: Highway to Hell?

This last Sunday, NewSpring Church started its Easter service with a cover of AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell.” After watching the video of the service, it didn’t feel right to me. Instead, it felt tacked on to the beginning of a more typical church service.

I’m sure I come to this issue with biases. I grew up in a conservative denomination that’s still debating “music style.” My congregation now debates drums and electric guitars; acoustic guitars, electric bass, and the occasional conga or djembe are now “blessed.” I also play electric guitar and I appreciate loud, raucous music.

Somehow, though, I don’t expect to see my church’s praise team covering “Highway to Hell” anytime soon. Not even (especially?) on Easter.

Was this just an attention-grabbing gimmick? Maybe. If so, it succeeded. After all, I am writing about it. But it still feels like a gimmick to me. Maybe if I read the lyrics one more time…

Update. Pastor Perry Noble says he wouldn’t do it again. ;-)

Hat tip: Tony Morgan.
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The Torture Playlist

Our military prisons play the “torture playlist” to wear down prisoners. Let’s see… Barney theme song, check. Meow Mix TV commercial, check. Sesame Street theme song, check. Staying Alive by the Bee Gees, check.

What were you expecting?

Oh, I probably should warn you. If you follow the link, you’ll likely be offended by the titles and lyrics of some of the songs. You have been warned. Yeah, I know. That’s what you were expecting.