If one didn’t know better, one might think they were making a mockery of the traditional Christian church that they appear to loathe, while at the same time, using it to promote every talking point on the progressive agenda.
You become part of the show, essentially. In our services, the praise is not for Jesus and all things glorious. It’s for neighbourhoods and communities. We’re taking the transformational possibility of gospel music and applying it to the everyday, the mundane.
Is this actually being endorsed by mainstream Christianity? Commentary from Christianity Today:
… the passion that is evident in the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir is contagious and admirable. Many Christian churches could learn a few things from this secular outfit.
Yes, it’s condescending. Yes, it cheapens Christianity. But the whole argument of the film is that our commodity culture has already cheapened Christianity.
Consider also the appearance of Obama’s own Jim Wallis in Rev. Billy’s film, ”What Would Jesus Buy?” With the participation of Saint Bertha and Jim Wallis, both close to this administration, it appears the progressives have finally found a church they can truly embrace.