Twitter is such a goldmine of goofiness and Christian confusion. I honestly don’t follow many goofy people/ministries because I try to not be a sucker for punishment, but sometimes things just make me laugh/cry enough that I tend to want to share them. I check out IHOP’s Twitter feed from time to time and have a chuckle (or a cry), and I do so with a few other groups/ministries. One of the constant goldmines of goofiness/outright insanity is the Planetshakers Twitter feed. Planetshakers is a church in Australia that also has a monstrously large music ministry. Well, they have a band that puts out a lot of material and is based out of the church. That band is pretty much a Christian pop act masquerading as a worship band. I’m thinking Stryper level lyrics without all the yellow and black leather (or the drummer that looks like Heather Locklear with a 5 o’clock shadow).
(Stryper, the originator of evangelism by actually throwing bibles at people…)
I was on Twitter a while ago and saw a tweet that made me laugh out loud.
Apparently Planetshakers was in Malaysia, ushering in some sort of big encounter with God (via their music). They were pretty bold that God was “here” (moving in Malaysia) and people were encountering God.
Okay…I’m not surprised by that. God is everywhere and people encounter God all over the place, every day.
The interesting thing was the photograph attached to the claims. What exactly does an encounter with God look like?
Well, I know what you’re thinking: burning bush, or hilltop experience, or transfiguration, or studying the bible, or prayer, or tearful repentance, or conviction in response to a sermon, etc.
I’m guessing that you weren’t thinking something like this:
That looks like an encounter with J.Crew and a trampoline, but not necessarily Yahweh.
Call me crazy, but I don’t remember a single place in scripture where people encounter God and jump for joy/excitement…but I do remember the one place in the ESV where someone talks about jumping:
“But the centurion, wishing to save Paul, kept them from carrying out their plan. He ordered those who could swim to jump overboard first and make for the land…” – Acts 27:43
Yup. That’s both fitting and hilarious. The music at a Planetshakers concert would be bearable, but having to endure the preaching at one of their events is enough to make me jump overboard:
Yup. I don’t have a clue how to take that guy seriously…mostly because I think I understand what he’s saying but I’m not really sure he knows what he’s talking about.
Anyway, the kids are up and I’ve got daddy work to do now!
Until Next Time,
Lyndon “Someone needs to tell Chris Rosborough about Russell Evans: potential sermon of the year nominee” Unger
P.S. – I know the Bible talks about leaping and whatnot. For those that miss what I assume to be fairly obvious, it was a fairly cheap joke.