Justin Bieber Sings a Worship Song the Crowd Thinks is a Love Song

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: Shhh, no one tell Faithful Word's Steven Anderson that France is only 2% Evangelical or he'll be there soon on a 'Soul Winning' mission. I thought this piece bears some discussion because it's a perfect example of when Quiverfull, Fundamentalist or Evangelical culture bleeds down into pop culture and those in the religious world take it as proof of some sort of Godly influence in culture. Not going to detail all the various flub ups, ups and downs of Justin Bieber and the many times that Hillsong United has exploited the poor kid for publicity. I hope Biebs saves some of his wages for the … [Read more...]

Your Word is a Lamp For My Feet: The Crash and Burn Life of Justin Bieber and Others

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his site The Way ForwardYour (God) Word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105Evidently, the lamp is burnt out for the man sporting this tattoo. In recent years, this man has given himself to debauchery, violence, and mischief. He is, in every way, a self-absorbed shit concerned only with himself.But hey, he loves Jesus. … [Read more...]