Miley Cyrus: Anointed Worship Artist?
Apparently, Saddleback Church has incorporated Miley Cyrus’ hit song The Climb into their worship set list.
I suppose we should have seen this one coming right? I mean Isaiah 45:1 says, “This is what the LORD says to his anointed, to Cyrus…” Her name is in the Bible! And she’s anointed!
That’s some quality exegesis there folks. No need to look it up in the Bible or seek any other context.
Not sure really how I feel about this. It’s certainly not as bad as some of the worship songs that have been put up here, but I’m not sure it’s something ‘positive’ either. I have a term for some churches, “Vanilla Church”. Very often, pastors at Vanilla churches try to preach a message that will appeal to as many people as possible. Again, it’s not usually horrible dilettante dross, it’s usually feel-good, self-help, purpose driven stuff. But getting and retaining large congregations in some churches requires not stepping on any toes or challenging any ideas.
“I formed you in the womb… I know the plans I have for you… apple of my eye… keep on working… plans to prosper you… if you were the only person Jesus would have come and died just for you… more plans to prosper you…”
People leave feeling good and with existential meaning. Again, not bad, but maybe not always good. Just like a real diet, vanilla is not good for you all of the time.
Hmmm… apparently you have to be able to sing and be very attractive to sing this song at their church.