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07 June 2005
  I Am a C
You, however, might be just annoying.

Pastor Jim Strawn occasionally parodies a pop song to make a theological point. Today he takes a classic camp/praise/Sunday school song apart and reassambles it as a weapon pointing at the heart of contemporary "worship."

I am a C
I am a C-H
I am a C-H-A-M-E-L-E-O-N
And I have A-D-A-M living in my H-E-A-R-T
And I will C-O-N-F-O-R-M to all that pleases me.

I am a C
I am a C-H
I am a C-H-I-L-D of modern times
And I will R-O-C-K rock because it pleases M-E me
And I will P-I-T-C-H the L-I-T-U-R-G-Y

I am a C
I am a C-H
I am a C-H-I-C-K in slinky dress
And I will S-I-N-G sing in soft and sultry whispering
As though my lover were before me and not J-E-S-U-S

I am a C
I am a C-H
I am a C-H-A-R-A-C-T-E-R
And I will I-M-P-O-S-E me on everybody near
So I can R-E-C-E-I-V-E a laudatory cheer

I am a C
I am a C-O
I am a C-O-O-L singing kinda dude
And I will clown it up with lyrics that are really deep to me
And never think it just might be that I have no humility

I am a C
I am a C-H
I am a C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N
So maybe Christ should do the speaking, teaching baptizing and such
And maybe I should be more silent when I really don't know much.
 
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