What Happened to “Silent Night?”

Here is what you can expect this Christmas at Robert Jeffress‘s First Baptist Church in Dallas:

Looks like the Little Drummer Boy’s Par-rum-pa-pum-pum has transformed into a “spectacular percussion performance.”  Muscular Christianity at its best (worst?).

Sleep in heavenly peace….

2 thoughts on “What Happened to “Silent Night?”

  1. I have never been in Pastor Jeffress’ church; I don’t even attend a Baptist church. It is my guess, however, that the purpose of the theatrics is to draw unbelievers into the church where they will then hear a Biblical Christmas message with a goal toward the salvation of their souls. Jeffress knows that unchurched people are more inclined to attend church at Christmas than at other times.
    This sort of a service is not for me. Age has made me more liturgically inclined. I can understand why certain observers might see this planned performance as gauche and even irreverent. Pastor Jeffress will ultimately know God’s opinion on this form of worship. In the meantime we all need to see it in light of Romans 14:4. “Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth….”

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  2. Maybe they will shoot the 3 Wise Men out of a cannon. It would also be tremendous if they had white tigers — kids love tigers, especially at Christmas! — in the manger scene. (I draw the line at Mary on a unicycle juggling flaming Christmas ornaments.)

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