Perhaps this has been going around church circles for a while, but Rod Dreher flags an instant classic — for those familiar with this style of worship, increasingly popular. It’s a send-up of that wonderfully inspirational, terribly treacly, wannabe-show-stopper, hope-to-be-hip, usually-falling-short style of modern church music known as the praise song.

I think it was Oscar Wilde who said something to the effect that there was more bad taste and true emotion in a cemetery than anywhere else. Except perhaps the American church.

Watch “How to Write a Worship Song (in Five Minutes or less):

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David Gibson

David Gibson

David Gibson is a national reporter for RNS and an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. He has written several books on Catholic topics. His latest book is on biblical artifacts: "Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery," which was also the basis of a popular CNN series.


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