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2011’s Worst Christmas Church Series (So Far…)

December 6, 2011

Crossing Church‘s Christmas series this year is titled Bringin’ Swagger Back.

It is kicked off by this video of Santa getting his swagger back.

I don’t want to be a pedant and all, but you would think that a church–a church!–would at least have something to do with Jesus for their Christmas series. But no, alas, Santa gets head billing for this church.

What is ‘swagger’ you ask? Well according to the dictionary:

Verb:
Walk or behave in a very confident and typically arrogant or aggressive way: “he swaggered along the corridor”.
Noun:
A very confident and typically arrogant or aggressive gait or manner.
Adjective:
Denoting a coat or jacket cut with a loose flare from the shoulders.
Synonyms:
verb.  strut – brag – prance – peacock – boast – swank – vaunt
noun.  strut – swank
adjective.  swell – stylish – chic – spruce

However, the word is likely being used in a more connotative sense. According to Urban Dictionary:

Swagger is “How one presents him or her self to the world. Swagger is shown from how the person handles a situation. It can also be shown in the person’s walk.” Or, “A person’s style- they way they walk, talk, dress.”

The above video is then used to kick off a sermon on ‘Holy’ swagger…

So, here we have a double-fail in this Santamas series: one, missing the point of Christmas, and two, trying way too hard to be ‘relevant’ and failing miserably… seriously? When did JT make that song? Bringing Sexy Back becomes Bringin Swagger Back and a Christmas series focuses on Santa getting his swagger back?

The stupid. It burns!

Video via Museum of Idolatry

6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 6, 2011 9:11 am

    what idolaters

  2. December 6, 2011 9:22 am

    (whew) Because of a brain freeze I thought I read “Bringing (Jimmy) Swaggart Back.”

    However, this is just as bad.

    But there is something worse. I went to their website and they have a series presenting Jesus as a ….

    Ready for this?

    Of course you’re not ….

    They have a series presenting Jesus as a Samurai master.

    Sad. Very, very sad.

  3. Grant permalink
    December 6, 2011 9:30 pm

    Everything about the video, the content, intent and production was probably the dumbest thing I have ever seen in my life

  4. 4xi0m permalink
    December 7, 2011 7:30 am

    Wow, who’d have thought the brave folks fighting the War on Christmas would have a problem with friendly fire? I didn’t think they’d go nuclear just yet, though.

    Here’s a thought: this isn’t even the same church that did the ‘Circus’ thing. That means there’s at least two of them. Is anyone else beginning to wonder if Scrooge had a point?

  5. Jenny permalink
    December 30, 2011 8:34 pm

    I go to the crossing, and you have obviously never watched, nor listened to any of the talks. My suggestion, listen/watch the talk before you make wild conjectures about the church. The swagger series was about walking in holy swagger because god is with you, the only time santa was present was in the video. Please have your facts together if you are going to comment on the church. God bless you!

  6. December 31, 2011 9:58 am

    “The swagger series was about walking in holy swagger because god is with you…” Wow. You totally convinced me with that sentence that I was right. Thank you.

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