Cast Down Your Idols

During American Idol the contestants sang Shout to the Lord, but changed the first line to “My shepherd, my Savior.” Then, then next night they opened the show with the real version of the song.

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Richard H. Clark is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Christ and Pop Culture. He has a Master of Arts in Theology and the Arts from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He lives in Louisville, Ky. He is also the managing editor of Gamechurch and a freelance writer for Unwinnable, Paste, and other outlets.
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  • j. dove

    It was a nice touch, too, that they followed it right up with the short Ben Stiller segment, every other word bleeped out…

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  • Alex Fear

    On the one hand I think that’s great, but it’s like some of the commenters over at Josh’s blog said, it’s not really preaching Jesus, it’s comparible to the soothsayer who followed Paul and Silas around.

    Then again you have to ask why people get so bothered about it when Christians have been needlessly changing the words to ‘secular’ songs for years.

    And when I say needlessly, it really is needless. A love song can be sung to God without having to shoehorn the word ‘God’ or ‘Jesus’ into it.

    Then again, I’m af an of ambiguity.

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