by Charity Carney

A perfect Tuesday morning: a cup of coffee, Star Wars sampling, abstinence training, and white Christian rap. The "Christian Side Hug" has taken off and the group, Encounter Generation, looks oddly enough like The Basement (I have a forthcoming piece in Alabama Heritage's next issue on the 5000-member Birmingham youth group run by Matt Pitt). Aesthetically, that is. The "CSH" may launch the Encounter into mega-status or mega-scandal but either way it's wonderful entertainment. Enjoy:


Phil Sinitiere said…
Interesting. It seems that this sort of concert-esque approach is one of the key "services" megachurches and megaministries offer, particularly to younger folks.

Watching this I kept thinking of Pastor Dan Smith's rap song "Baby Got Book."
This is one of the best posts I've seen in a long time, not just the first line, which is Harveyesque, but the video itself. Perhaps it will finally get "Teach Me How To Dougie" out of my brain. If only I could learn how to "Christian Side Hug." The relationship between evangelical Christianity and popular culture continues to perplex.

Popular Posts